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Prostate PSA 

Blood Profile 

 

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Detect problems before they become troubles.

 

The prostate gland is usually the size and shape of a walnut and grows bigger as you get older. It sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra which is the tube men urinate and ejaculate through.

Its main job is to help make semen which is the fluid that carries sperm.

 

What is the Purpose of this Blood Test?​

This blood test measures Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). PSA is a protein produced by the prostate. It is normal for all men to have a small amount of PSA in their blood, and this amount rises as you get older. But a raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, including:

·        Enlarged prostate

·        Inflammation or infection of the prostate called prostatitis

·        Urine infection

·        Prostate cancer.

 

A raised PSA level does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. Other things can also cause your PSA level to rise. If you have a raised PSA level, then we would strongly recommend discussing the results with your GP for further action.

 

Note: A blood test alone cannot determine prostate cancer and can not check for all abnormalities. Advice should be sought from your regular health care professional prior to booking this assessment. 

 

How do I Prepare for this Test?

  • No Specific Preperation is required.

 

What Does The Blood Test Involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours. 

 

Note:
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.
  • We will  require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested prior to or at the time of the scan.

 

Related Services

For a more detailed and comprehensive service, take a look at our Prostate PSA health check, a link to which is given below;

 

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£129
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