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PSA Blood Spot (Test Code 1413)

Collection Method

Blood Spot

Turn Around Time

7 Business Days

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Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood. As a male gets older it is important to check PSA levels annually as a general health check-up. The PSA test can detect high levels of PSA that may indicate the presence of prostate cancer. However, many other conditions, such as an enlarged or inflamed prostate, can also increase PSA levels.

NutriPATH offer a convenient and meaningful PSA test that assesses prostate specific antigen in dried blood spot technology. PSA is a measure of prostate health and it is important to assess this yearly as you get older as high levels can indicate the presence of prostate cancer. It is also important to test PSA levels prior to starting testosterone treatment.

Common Conditions:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Constantly having to empty your bladder
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unable to empty your bladder

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Analytes

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

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