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Psa Total With Reflex To Psa Free
PSA: "prostate specific antigen" is a blood test to evaluate for prostate cancer. Psa comes essentially only from the prostate. It tends to increase with age, size of prostate and in prostate cancer. Free psa is only tested with total psa is between 4 and 10 ng/dl. A free psa that is low (<10) is concerning for cancer, when high (>25) is reassuring, and is not very helpful when between 10-25%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more
Lab Test: Psa is an enzyme in the blood. It stands for "prostate specific antigen." free psa is not bound by proteins in the blood. Total psa accounts for bound and unbound psa in the blood. The ratio of free/total psa helps guide doctors in deciding whether or not to proceed with a biopsy of the prostate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
48 year old male, recently had psa tested. Results were psa total 1.40, psa free 0.1, psa %free 7.1%. Any reason for concern given low psa %free?
Concern?: I see nothing of concern here.Get a more detailed answer ›
My total psa 1.07 free psa 0.O89 % free/total psa 8.31% with this report advice me shall i take biopsy?
Three month before I have urinary infection my psa 7.Now i taken free/total psa 1.O7 free psa o.089 % free/total psa 8.31% advice me as i req biopsy?
Numbers are confusin: If you had an UTI and psa was 7 , first why did they get a psa second is it 3 mo after the infection and what is the psa how does the prostate feel. ...Read more
My total testostorone is normal, shbg high (depakote) & free t low. A recent test: dihydrotestosterone-very high why? (psa, prostate, other tests ok)
Okay...?: An isolated high value of a test within the described scenario may not be clinically relevant. In fact, high Dht indicates your bio-active form of testosterone is good, so it's logical not to assert much concern on your daily life. Bottom line is still your energy and ability on how to effectively take on personal and occupational life. If still in doubt, ask doc timely with optional Dht retest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had PSA test . Prostate cancer test. Total PSA is 0.506 ng/mL and PSA free is 0.152. I think psa free is very low. Can you tell me results fine or??
Firstly: Reason for PSA testing in a24 year old is unclear. Pre test probability is very low making the positive predictive value of the test extremly low hence not neccessary to do. the numbers give are WNL and reflective of a small sized prostate gland which is consistent with your age ...Read more
That's high.: If you've had your prostate removed, then the PSA should technically be zero. So any elevation would be concerning. This would need to be investigated right away. Why was it removed in the first place? If it was removed for cancer, then this becomes particularly worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 43 y.o, 3 years ago my PSA was 4.8 and now it is 6.7, with a free PSA ratio of 4, How concerned should I be of Prostrate Cancer?
Needs evaluation: For a man of 43, the PSA level is very elevated. Have you had a digital rectal exam? Any family history of prostate cancer? Sometimes inflammatory issues involving the prostate (prostatitis) or urinary tract infections may cause an elevation in the PSA. However, you need to get evaluated by a urologist to ensure that the cause is not cancerous in origin. A set of biopsies may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 49, psa=0.7 free psa=0.4 in altra sound it says heperechoic mass 11 mmvolume 18 cc hetrogen, is it dangrouse?
Okay, but...?: All the reported findings are in your favor, but i could not deduce why t/f psa was done because it's originally designed for men with psa between 4-10 ng/ml, and usually recommended for men with psa elevation with no cancer found from p-bx so to minimize further p-bx. As to US use, i was not sure if it was indicated. More on psa/p-ca? To <a href="http://www.Formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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