10 ALLTEST Professional PSA Test Cassettes
10 Professional ALLTEST PSA Prostate Specific Antigen test cassettes.
- These cassettes require a small blood sample.
- Sensitivity for PSA = 3ng/ml
- Instant near patient test PSA kit with rapid results
Contents of Pack:
Note: This is a professional test rather than a home test and does not include the equipment needed to obtain a blood sample. The tests are suitable for finger prick capillary blood samples and do not require venous blood.
What does a PSA test measure
The PSA test measures the blood level of PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) and is the blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer.
The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below a man's bladder and produced the seminal fluid. While PSA levels are elevated in prostate cancer, it is also elevated in a range of other conditions of the prostate and is therefore not a specific cancer marker, more an indicator of prostate "irritation" or Inflammation.
Therefore while all causes of an elevated PSA should be investigated, not all will be the result of a tumour or cancer. The ALLTEST PSA indicates a positive result if blood levels reach or exceed 3ng/ml.