Prostate Specific Antigen Test is a screening test used To screen men for the risk of prostate cancer
You can now book lab tests online and have samples collected from your home. Home collection for this test is available in multiple cities.
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Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced primarily by cells in the prostate, a small gland present in males, in between the bladder (organ for storing urine) and the penis (male genital organ). Most of the PSA that the prostate produces are released into this fluid, but small amounts of it are also released into the bloodstream. This test tells you how much PSA is present in the blood, and if present above normal values indicates further testing for prostate cancer.
A normal PSA level is 4.0 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml) of blood.
For men with 50 years of age or younger, a PSA level should be below 2.5 in most cases.
PSA levels are usually found in higher levels in elderly men than younger men.
PSA levels differs as per age and needs to be interpreted with age and symptoms presented.
If high levels are seen, there is a need to check further into this by conducting a prostate biopsy.
If low or normal range is noted, prostate biopsy maybe unnecessary.
Consult your doctor to know more about this.