Used as a screening process for Prostate Cancer, in this profile, free PSA is performed and percent free PSA is calculated, regardless of the concentration of total PSA.
A high total PSA level may mean there is an enlarged prostate gland. Although a rise in PSA is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, a number of benign (that is, not cancerous) conditions can also cause the PSA level to rise. The most common benign prostate conditions that cause an elevation in PSA level are prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate, more likely in a young man) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlargement of the prostate, more likely after the age of 50 years). This test is available as a finger prick or vacutainer sample collection option. You can also choose to visit a BMI Hospital or have a Nurse Home Visit. Select option at checkout.