Prostate Profile

Check the levels of Prostate Specific Antigen

Dears Pharmacy are working in partnership with London Medical Laboratory to deliver this test.

Price per in pharmacy test provided during booking prior to confirmation.

 
 

Introduction

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

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.

How does this test work?

There is no better way to check for underlying health problems, or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test.

Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, a blood test provides a fast, affordable and easy way to start taking charge of your own health.

We offer in-store testing to make the process as simple, stress free and convenient as possible.

You will receive your results in around 5 to 7 days.

*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.

 

What do you test?

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.

FAQs

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.

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