Ordering Recommendation

Test intended for patients 40 years of age or older. Stratifies risk of aggressive prostate cancer in patients with elevated PSA for whom biopsy is being considered. Test should not be ordered if (1) prostate cancer was previously diagnosed; (2) digital rectal exam was performed within the last 4 days; (3) any procedure or therapy was used to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) within the past 6 months; (4) any invasive, urologic procedure that may be associated with a secondary PSA evaluation was done within the past 6 months; (5) 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) therapy, such as Avodart (dutasteride) or Proscar (finasteride), was administered within the past 6 months.

Mnemonic
4KSCORE
Methodology

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 4 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 3 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Biopsy history must be provided.

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

4 Kallikrein Biomarkers: Total PSA, Free PSA, percent free PSA, Intact PSA and hK2. Test should not be ordered if Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) has been performed within the last 4 days or if biopsy history is positive.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

81539

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2014060 4K - Biopsy History 66117-3
2014061 4K - Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) 10205-3
2014063 4K - Score 19146-0
2014309 4K - PSA, Total
2014310 4K - PSA, Free 83113-1
2014311 4K - PSA, Percent Free 12841-3
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Aliases
  • 4K Prostate Screen; Prostate test
  • Kallikrein score
Prostate-Specific Kallikrein, 4Kscore

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