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A 66-year-old male asked:

What is my urologist looking for in a blood test after a positive prostate biopsy, possibly wanting to check white cell count??

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Probably PSA: Not sure what a "positive" biopsy means, unless this means one for cancer. PSA is prostate specific antigen and is a blood test to tell what level exists before treatment.
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Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick commented
Urology 38 years experience
if the biopsy was positive for prostate cancer, this may just be the routine new cancer diagnosis work-up. The PSA becomes much less important once the diagnosis is made unless you are participating in Active Surveillance rather than definitive treatment.
May 24, 2014
Last updated May 24, 2014


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