What does the SERATEC® PSA SemiQuant determine?

PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) is a glycoprotein produced in the prostate and secreted into the seminal fluid. PSA is one of the major proteins in seminal fluid with concentrations of 0.2 to 3.0 mg/ml. Its main function is to liquefy the seminal fluid. This high amount and the fact that PSA is found only at very low concentrations in female vaginal fluid (0.4-0.9 ng/mL and 0.0-1.25 ng/mL, respectively) make PSA an interesting marker in forensic science for the detection of even small amounts of seminal fluid.