An easy to use home test that detects raised levels of a protein Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) associated with abnormalities associated with the prostate gland.

 

CUSTOMER FAQs

Why test for PSA levels?

  • PSA is a protein produced by the prostate and released into the blood stream in very small quantities.  More PSA is released when there is a problem with the prostate.
  • Prostate problems that result in elevated PSA include prostatitis, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer.
Who is the test for?
  • it is strongly recommended for men aged 50+
  • those with a family history of prostate disorders
What is PSA level?
  • PSA (Protein Specific Antigen) is a protein produced by the prostate gland and released into the blood stream in very small quantities. 
  • if there is a problem with the prostate, such as prostatitis, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, the prostate will release larger amounts of PSA into the blood.
  • this test shows a positive result when the PSA level exceeds 4ng/ml.
How often should PSA levels be checked?
  • Men aged 50+ should perform this test regularly (as a minimum once a year)
  • those with a family history of prostate disorders should consider testing earlier and more regularly
  • healthy individuals would also benefit from annual checks
What should user do if the test is positive?
  • in all cases, user should consult their doctor and not make any medical decisions without taking advice.
How should the test be disposed of?
  • after use, the test components can be disposed of with normal household waste.