Prima Prostate PSA Test
What is the PRIMA Prostate-PSA Test for?
The PRIMA Prostate-PSA Test records the level of PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in blood to check for a possible change to normal PSA levels.
What is PSA?
The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland and it is part of the male genital tract. Located inside the pelvic cavity, under the bladder, the prostate gland is a pyramidal-shape fibro-muscular structure, with a base at the top. Its function is to fluidify the ejaculation and therefore increase sperm mobility. PSA also plays an important role in dissolving cervical mucus, allowing sperm to enter the uterus. Small quantities of PSA are normally found in blood of men with a healthy prostate. Prostate diseases (such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cancer) lead to an increase in the blood levels of PSA. PSA levels also naturally increase with age, after prostate surgery or specific diagnostic tests, for example; rectal examination, prostate biopsy, prostate ultrasound scan etc.
Who should use the Prostate-PSA Test?
The Prostate-PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is intended for men aged over 45, who don’t have symptoms but wish to check their prostate; and also men with urinary tract symptoms like difficulty urinating, pain and increased frequency.
How does the Prostate-PSA Test work?
The Prostate-PSA Test is an immunochromatographic assay that, thanks to specific antibodies, is able to detect the level of PSA in the blood above 4 ng/ml, with special monoclonal gold-conjugate antibodies embedded to the strip. Every thing you need to test is in the test kit pack including a pin-prick lancet to gain the drop of blood needed for the test. Results in just 5 minutes.
When should I use the Prostate-PSA Test?
The Test is useful to perform a periodic prostate health status check. It is especially for men from 45 years of age, or for men who have family history of prostatic disease. In the event of urinary tract symptoms, such as difficulty, pain and increased frequency of urination, the individual should always consult their Doctor. The PSA Test can give the relief of anxiety in the absence of symptoms. In the absence of symptoms with elevated PSA levels or in the presence of symptoms, this is a flag for the individual to seek further medical advice from their GP or Health Professional.
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