Prostate Cancer Blood Test
The Prostate Cancer Blood Test can be used to help detect prostate cancer. It measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood.
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Total Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA)
Total Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein in male blood stream, produced by the prostate gland which is located beneath the bladder. The amount of PSA in blood, even if it's in minute quantities, is measured in nanograms per millilitre (ng/mL). A standard rule of thumb states that a person is at minimal risk of having/eventually developing prostate cancer if the PSA level is below 4 ng/ml. However, it is not certain that a person is cancer-free if the PSA level is low and a biopsy might reveal otherwise. PSA levels between 4 and 10 ng/mL increases the chances of contracted prostate cancer. However, if levels exceed 10 mg/mL then a biopsy is always recommended to identify cancer. Higher PSA levels are associated with older men and men who have undergone urologic procedures.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Prostate blood test is suitable for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
1) Increased urination, especially at night
2) Lower back pain
3) Traces of blood in urine or semen
4) Weak flow of urine
PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland. The higher the PSA level, the greater the chance of prostate cancer. However, a high PSA level does not always mean that you have prostate cancer. Many other things can also cause a high PSA level, such as an infection or enlarged prostate. If your doctor thinks you might have prostate cancer, he or she will order a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.
If you are age 50 or older, it is important for you to get regular screenings for prostate cancer, including a PSA test. Talk to your doctor about whether a PSA test is right for you.
Get to know your prostate health before it's too late
The Prostate Cancer Blood Test screens for the amount of PSA in your blood. The blood test sample will be used to detect the presence of PSA and identify if you need further biopsy to establish prostate cancer. Along with the report, we also provide our Certified Doctors comments. High levels of PSA in blood, although commonly found in older males is more often than not, an initial pointer towards cancer. Hence, it is beneficial to get it checked from time to time, to detect developments in earlier stage.
Experts Opinion on Prostate Cancer Home Tests
"This is a standard screening test for prostate cancer. Normal levels of PSA don't negate the presence of prostate cancer, however, if it’s high there could be a risk of prostate cancer and would need further testing."
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