Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test or Total PSA Test

What is Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test or Total PSA Test?

Prostate Specific Antigen Test or Total PSA Test is done to measure the amount of PSA in the blood. A Prostate Specific Antigen Test or Total PSA Test is a screening test which helps to detect the presence of prostate cancer.

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What are the interpretations of the test results?

REFERENCE GROUP: Stage A Prostate Cancer

FREE PSA 0-0.5 ng/mL: 38.50%

FREE PSA >0.5-2.5 ng/mL: 42.30%

FREE PSA >2.5-5.0 ng/mL: 11.50%

FREE PSA >5.0-10 ng/mL: 3.80%

FREE PSA >10.0 ng/mL: 3.80%

 

REFERENCE GROUP: Stage B Prostate Cancer

FREE PSA 0-0.5 ng/mL: 23.90%

FREE PSA >0.5-2.5 ng/mL: 68.70%

FREE PSA >2.5-5.0 ng/mL: 7.50%

FREE PSA >5.0-10 ng/mL: 0%

FREE PSA >10.0 ng/mL: 0%

 

REFERENCE GROUP: BPH

FREE PSA 0-0.5 ng/mL: 51.90%

FREE PSA >0.5-2.5 ng/mL: 42.90%

FREE PSA >2.5-5.0 ng/mL: 4.20%

FREE PSA >5.0-10 ng/mL: 0.50%

FREE PSA >10.0 ng/mL: 0.50%

 

What do the deviations from the normal range indicate?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Prostatitis
Urinary tract infections
Hepatitis
Increased risk of prostate cancer
A prostate tumour

Are there any special instructions?

Sampling should not be done within 7 days of Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) or Rectal Prostatic Ultrasonography.

 

 

 


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