Our at-home Prostate Health Test checks levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) which is a protein produced mainly by cells in the prostate gland, and is widely used as an indicator of the possibility of prostate cancer. Depending on age and other factors it can be found in different concentrations in all males; however in men whose levels are increased, it may be a sign of infection of the prostate gland (prostatitis), prostate enlargement or prostate cancer.
Many things can alter the levels of PSA in your bloodstream, including exercise, cycling, masturbating, sexual activity and rectal examination. Therefore the result given must be interpreted alongside a full consultation, including examination, with your doctor.
A negative PSA test does not rule out the possibility of prostate cancer, so you should speak to your doctor immediately if you have any relevant symptoms such as: back pain, erectile dysfunction, difficulty starting urinating, poor or intermittent urine flow, dribbling after urinating, urinating more at night, blood in your urine or semen and/or pain during urination or erection. A positive PSA test does not mean that you definitely do have prostate cancer, but you should seek an urgent medical review if you do receive a positive test, for a full assessment of your prostate and overall health.
This is a simple at-home finger-prick collection test with online results available in 2 to 4 days from the time your sample is received at our lab.
- A finger prick kit and vials for blood collection
- A clear set of instructions
- A pre-paid, self-adhesive shipping label
- Results from an accredited lab within 3 days of receipt
- Access to your own online dashboard to view your detailed results
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