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What is the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test?
The prostate-specific antigen (free) test measures the levels of unbound or free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. The PSA in the blood is found in either complexed PSA (bound to other proteins) or free PSA. The free and total PSA tests can help to check prostate problems, including prostate cancer. However, these results are only meaningful when compared with those of total PSA test values.
When is the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test recommended?
It is recommended:
To identify the need for prostate biopsy in patients with increased PSA (total) levels.
To differentiate between prostate cancer and other benign conditions of the prostate gland like benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
What does it measure?
The Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test measures:
The levels of unbound or free PSA in the blood. The PSA is a protein that is secreted by the prostate gland. The prostate gland is the male accessory reproductive organ, the secretion of which contributes to the formation of the seminal fluid. Mostly, the PSA produced is secreted in the seminal fluid along with other prostatic secretions and only a small amount is secreted and comes to the bloodstream.
The PSA is considered to be a tumour marker since its levels in the blood are higher in prostate cancer and BPH, and it is used as a preliminary screening test before further diagnostic procedures.
The PSA in the blood is found as either the complexed PSA (bound to other proteins) or free PSA. The PSA test usually calculates the total PSA levels in the blood including both free and complex forms, whereas the PSA (Free) test analyses the levels of unbound or free PSA in blood.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 48 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test in Bangalore is Rs. 750.
How often should I get tested for the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test?
The Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test?
4 –10 ng/ml
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Free test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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