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Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Many: There are many... From kidney to adrenal to bladder and prostate tests. What specifically are you interested in?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Very many, e.g.:- : PSA, prostate specific antigen for prostate cancer. BUN ; creatinine for kidney function. Calcium, phosphorous in stone formers, PTH (parathormone) 4 both previous indications. Testosterone for levels.AFP, beta-HCG ; LDH, testis tumor markers. Prolactin checks pituitary for libido ; erectile dysfunction. LH ; FSH regarding pituitary-testis axis.Chromosomes for genetics. WBC ?Infection, Hb ?Anemia
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 35 years experience
More specifics : Depends on the condition. There Re serum tests for prostate cancer risk, testicular cancer risk and subtype and STD's
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Urology tests: PSA for prostate cancer; blood work for kidney function urine tests and blood tests for infx checks
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Many: urologist potentially could order many different types of blood test depending on the type of disorder there a valuating or treating. The PSA blood test is probably the one test that is identified with urology specifically. This is screening test to assess men's risk of prostate cancer. it is also used to evaluate prostate cancer once it is diagnosed and treated

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What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

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Dr. Bela Denes
Urology 48 years experience
The PSA & fPSA : Most men are screened with a psa blood test. This test is specific for the prostate but not specific for prostate cancer . It may be elevated by infection, inflammation or benign enlargement. The free psa fraction (fpsa) helps identify men at higher risk for cancer. Perhaps most important is to get a psa at age 40 or 45 as a baseline and then to be able to track changes (psa velocity) over time.

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