Rapid Prostate Specific Antigen Testing for Detecting Semen Exposure
 Course ID: 1030498
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00
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Course Description: The ABAcard® p30 test (Abacus Diagnostics, Inc.) was designed for the rapid forensic identification of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in semen. This test has been adapted for use as a semi-quantitative test to detect the PSA protein in female genital secretions as a marker of recent exposure to semen.

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the materials needed to perform the PSA test.
  • Test the standards as controls proficiently.
  • Explain how to properly extract a specimen from the testing swab.
  • Apply the specimen to the testing cards properly.
  •  Interpret the PSA test for accurate result reporting.
Subject Area(s):
Chronic Diseases
Epidemiology / Biostatistics
General Public Health
Infectious Diseases / Immunizations
International Health
Laboratory
Audience(s):
Laboratory Professionals
Nurses
General Public Health Staff
Public Health
Teacher / Faculty
Emergency Medical Services
Background/Role(s):
General / Field / Frontline Staff
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies: none
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Margaret Christine Snead, PhD
Phone: 770-488-6303
email: msnead@cdc.gov
URL: http://www.cdc.gov
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