PSA Free (Prostate)

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1000,00 rsd

Obrtno Vreme

4h

Uzorkovanje

Venipuncture

Kategorija

Immunohemistry

IntroLab laboratory in Belgrade is your trusted partner in prostate health maintenance. We specialize in the PSA Free (Prostate) test, which measures the level of unbound prostate-specific antigen in the blood. This analysis is important for the early detection of potential prostate issues, including prostate cancer. With IntroLab, you have the opportunity to take control of your health.

What is PSA Free (Prostate)?

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate gland. When the prostate is healthy, only a very small amount of PSA enters the bloodstream. However, when there is an issue with the prostate, such as infection, inflammation, enlargement, or cancer, a higher amount of PSA can enter the bloodstream.

The PSA Free test measures the level of unbound (free) prostate-specific antigens not bound to proteins in the blood. Free PSA constitutes only a portion of the total prostate-specific antigen. A higher percentage of free PSA compared to total PSA may indicate a benign condition, such as an enlarged prostate, while a lower percentage of free PSA may suggest prostate cancer.

When is this test performed?

The PSA Free test is generally recommended for men aged 50 and older as part of their regular health check-ups. However, men with a family history of prostate cancer may start testing earlier. It is advisable to undergo this analysis based on a doctor’s recommendation.

Why is the PSA Free test done?

The PSA Free analysis is conducted to detect potential prostate issues, including prostate cancer, at an early stage. Early detection of these conditions can aid in effective treatment and management.

Specifics and analysis subtypes

There are two types of PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen): free and bound. Although both tests measure the presence and concentration of the same protein in the blood, they provide different information. The total PSA test gives a general picture and may indicate the presence of prostate issues, but it cannot accurately determine the specific problem. On the other hand, the PSA Free test, when combined with the total PSA test, can provide more information that can help differentiate between benign and malignant conditions.

Both tests are usually conducted together for a more precise analysis. If the total PSA is elevated, the percentage of free PSA can assist in further determining whether it is due to a benign condition or cancer. It is always best to consult with a doctor when interpreting the results of these tests, as the results can vary based on several factors, including age, prostate size, and other medical conditions.

Vrsta uzorka i vreme kada se uzima uzorak

Uzorak: Venous Blood

Obrtno vreme: 4h

Priprema: No special preparation is needed for the PSA Free test. However, your doctor may recommend avoiding strenuous physical activities and ejaculation 48 hours before the test, as these can temporarily increase PSA levels.

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