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Prostate Profile Blood Test Kit

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Check the levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). A high PSA can indicate problems with the prostate gland.

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Please note that a PSA test cannot be relied on to either diagnose prostate cancer – or exclude the presence of prostate cancer. If it is high then you will need further investigations with a Urologist. If you have symptoms and it is low you will still need to see a doctor to consider further investigations.

The prostate produces a fluid that mixes with sperm to make semen. Issues with the prostate are common particularly as men get older and can lead to serious conditions such as prostate cancer if undiagnosed.

Prostate (3 Biomarkers)

The prostate produces a fluid that mixes with sperm to make semen. Issues with the prostate are common particularly as men get older and can lead to serious conditions such as prostate cancer if undiagnosed.

Total Prostate Specific Antigen
Total Prostate Specific Antigen is the total amount of prostate specific antigen being produced by the cells in the prostate gland. This test is used to detect and monitor the treatment response of prostate cancer.
Free Prostate Specific Antigen
Free Prostate Specific Antigen are produced by the cells in the prostate gland. They are free proteins that are not bound to any proteins in the blood. This test is used to detect and monitor the treatment response of prostate cancer.
Free: Total PSA Ratio
Free: Total PSA Ratio is a calculation indicating the amount of free prostate specific antigen is the in body in terms of the total amount of prostate specific antigen. They are produced by the cells in the prostate gland. blood. This test is used to detect and monitor the treatment response of prostate cancer.

What do the results mean?

Prostate specific Antigen (PSA) levels vary with age. A total PSA level higher than 10.0 µg/L can indicate a higher risk of prostate cancer. This test can be taken to help investigate a diagnosis of prostate cancer and monitor a patient’s response to medication. A high PSA result may be due to many factors such as age, ethnicity, family history and prostate size

What can affect my results?

A recent prostate biopsy or any invasive operation can elevate PSA levels. Other factors including ejaculation, vigorous physical activity or a recent digital rectal examination can all raise PSA levels so the test must be taken before or well after these events.