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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
2-5 days: Most labs can do a psa lab in <1 week but results may have to mailed or faxed to the physcian for review.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
PSA: Psa, prostate specific antigen, is a test used for screening for prostate cancer. Psa can be used to detect cancers earlier however there is significa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
A functional protein: It is a glycoprotein made by the cells of the prostate. Psa liquefies/thins out the semen in the seminal glands and allows sperm to swim freely. It is ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
11 years experience in Urology
A protein: Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate gland ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
See answer: Prostate specific antigen (psa) is an enzyme which is secreted by the prostate gland and appears to play a role in the liquefaction of semen. Thus it ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are...: Largely, the causes for PSA elevation may be categorized as 3 situations, related: with age/prostate size; with infection/inflammation; with cancer oc ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Yes: Psa is a method for monitoring a pt post treatment...After surgery psa should be at an undetectable level....If psa rises after any primary treatment ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Normally 0 to 4: Minor variability among laboratory reference range, but normally between 0-4 is considered normal. But, for some one who had a total prostatectomy (re ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It does not help: Psa is a screening test for prostate cancer. Base don this value, you are unlikely to have prostate cancer. It doe snot exclude enlarged prostate. It ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
No: Prostate specific antigen (not protein) is a very sensitive marker of prostate function. It very frequently will be elevated before any abnormality is ... Read More
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