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LetsGetChecked - PSA Blood Spot Test Kit

The LetsGetChecked - PSA Blood Spot Test Kit includes Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), Free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), and Calculated Prostate Specific Antigen Ratio.  Get 30% off today with our exclusive discount code WALKINLAB.

Test Code: LGC1025

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Methodology:

Preparation: It is recommended to collect this sample before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and return it on the same day. Ejaculation, vigorous exercise and activities such as horse riding and cycling can affect PSA levels. You should avoid these activities for at least 48 hours before taking this test. PSA levels can be impacted by many factors including the use of some medications. It is important to be aware that this test may not identify if you have prostate cancer. Talk to your physician if you have any symptoms.

Test Results: 2-5 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

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Description

Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) refers to the total volume of PSA in the blood. PSA is found in semen and in the bloodstream.

Free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

Free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) refers to the amount of PSA in the blood that is not bound to other proteins. Free PSA levels are divided by total PSA to calculate the prostate specific antigen ratio.

Calculated Prostate Specific Antigen Ratio

Calculated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Ratio refers to total PSA versus free PSA levels. If you have a high PSA level and a low level of free PSA, it may be more likely that you have prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men worldwide. Prostate cancer will often present no symptoms in the early stages. If you have any concerns about prostate cancer, you should talk to your physician.

Should symptoms occur, they may include:

  • An increased need to urinate, especially at night
  • A sudden need to urinate
  • Feeling like the bladder has not emptied fully
  • Difficulty starting or stopping a stream of urine
  • Visible blood in semen and/or urine
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Pain in the pelvis, thighs, and back
  • Erectile dysfunction

The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Test is a screening tool which can help detect signs of prostate cancer in the blood. A raised PSA level can occur due to non-cancerous enlargement or inflammation of the prostate. These conditions also require further investigation.

You can take the test if:

  • You are over the age of 50
  • You have a strong family history of prostate cancer
  • You are overweight or obese

Please note that this test will not identify PSA levels under <0.03ug/l and may not be suitable if you have had a prostatectomy (your prostate removed).

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