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Psa blood test fasting

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
No. For most blood: tests fasting=not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Pulmonology 45 years experience
No need to postpone: it should not make a difference in those tests,Some viral inf can decrease WBC (white cells) count
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Should not impact: The tests you listed are not likely to change if not feeling well. Consider the phlebotomist, though and postpone if actively symptomatic so you don't... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Biopsy: You profile says you are a woman. In any case, elevated PSA is usually an indication to look for prostate cancer. The diagnosis is usually made by tak... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
By PSA: Prostate Ca spans a period of ages where younger asymptomatic patient has a PSA suggesting malignancy. It is about 50% accurate and requires physical... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 27 years experience
None: A wound infection should not affect psa levels significantly.
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A male asked:
Dr. Todd Mcniff
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
The : The two tests are totally unrelated. Well, most of the time they are, but it gets a little complicated, as you'll see.... A psa (prostate-specific a... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
PSA: No. There is no issue with psa in this situation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Han
Urology 23 years experience
PSA : Psa is a controversial screening test for prostate cancer. However, if you have trouble urinating, it is part of the standard evaluation. Your psa i... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
No, we often order only PSA for screening.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 21 years experience
PSA: He wants to follow your psa. It should be lower than 8 unless cancer has spread. It may continue to go down now that your body has stopped producing ... Read More
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