A high total PSA level may mean there is an enlarged prostate gland. Although a rise in PSA is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, a number of benign (that is, not cancerous) conditions can also cause the PSA level to rise.
The most common benign prostate conditions that cause an elevation in PSA level are prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate, more likely in a young man) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlargement of the prostate, more likely after the age of 50 years).
This private blood analysis for Prostate Specific Antigen is accessible at over thirty one private hospital locations around the UK.
Included in every pathology request for Prostate Specific Antigen are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Special Instructions: No Special Instructions.
Attendance Restrictions: No Special Attendance Restrictions.
Laboratory Notes: Age specific See Report
Sample Container: 1 x Gold