The Prostate Health Test is self-test to measure PSA levels to screen for prostate abnormalities such as prostate cancer, prostate enlargement and prostatitis.
The prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland. Its function is to fluidify the ejaculate and therefore increase sperm mobility. PSA also plays a role in dissolving cervical mucus, allowing sperm to enter the uterus. Small quantities of PSA are normally found in the blood of men with a healthy prostate. Prostate abnormalities (such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer) lead to an increase in the blood levels of PSA. PSA levels also increase naturally with age, after prostate surgery or after specific diagnostic tests (rectal examination, prostate biopsy, prostate ultrasound scan, etc.).
PSA has been detected in various tissues of the male urogenital system but only prostate glandular and endothelial cells secrete it. The PSA level in serum of healthy men is between 0.1 ng/mL and 2.6 ng/mL. It can be elevated in malignant conditions such as prostate cancer, and in benign conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis. A PSA level of 4 to 10ng/ml is considered to be in the “grey-zone” and levels above 10ng/ml are highly indicative of cancer. Patients with PSA values between 4-10ng/ml should undergo further analysis of the prostate by biopsy.
The Prostate Health Test is the most valuable tool available for the diagnosis of early prostate cancer. Many studies have confirmed that the presence of PSA is the most useful and meaningful tumour marker known for prostate cancer and prostate infection of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
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