Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men over the age of 50 in the UK.
What is a PSA test?Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein made by the prostate gland, which is naturally secreted into the bloodstream. A raised PSA level can be due to conditions such as enlargement of the prostate gland, prostatitis or urinary infection. It can also be an early indication of prostate cancer. The PSA antigen test is the most valuable tool available for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. However, many men with a raised PSA (≥ 4.0ng/ml) may not have prostate cancer.
Why is this test important to me?This test detects abnormal levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in the blood and is designed to detect levels of PSA above the expected normal range, producing a visual result in minutes. Prostate cancer is less common in men below the age of 50 and the average age of diagnosis is over 70. This test can provide indication of a pre-clinical condition before any symptoms develop.
Important InformationPlease check the test components list and read the instruction leaflet carefully before performing the test and opening the sealed foil pouch. After use, the test components can be disposed of with your normal household waste. Consult your G.P. if your result is positive and before making any medical decisions.
In-vitro diagnostic test kit for self-testing.Contents: Sealed foil pouch (containing test cassette, dropper and desiccant), buffer solution, single use lancet, alcohol swab and instructions for use.