Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein that is produced by the prostate gland. Higher levels of PSA can sometimes be an indicator of prostate cancer. This test includes measurements for PSA, Free PSA and % Free PSA. This blood test is used to aid in diagnosing and monitoring the treatment of prostate cancer. However, not all cases of prostate cancer will cause elevated PSA levels and there are conditions other than cancer which may cause elevated PSA. Other noncancerous conditions that can caused elevated PSA levels are inflammation of the prostate and enlargement of the prostate.
The free & total PSA test provides a more detailed evaluation of prostate health. The percentage of measured prostate-specific antigen (PSA) existing in the free form (free: total PSA ratio) is useful in assessing the risk of prostate cancer in patients with borderline or moderately increased total PSA (4.0-10.0 ng/mL) and has been used to help select men who should have a follow-up prostate biopsy.
The turnaround for this test is typically 1-3 business days.
Fasting is not required for this test.
Avoid ejaculation for 24 hours before sample collection.
1. Select the test panel of your choice.
2. Add the panel to your cart and complete the purchasing process.
3. Once you've purchased your panel, you will be contacted via email by our lab employee to set up and locate your nearest lab testing facility.
4. Visit the lab facility discussed and give them your test requisition before getting your blood drawn. When your results are ready, you will be notified via email with credentials to log into your dashboard and access the results.
We highly recommend that you discuss your results with a healthcare professional. Keep in mind that an abnormal result could be an early warning but does not always indicate a disease or illness.
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