The prostate is a gland producing seminal fluid that nourishes and helps transport sperm. Prostate cancer is a very common cancer among men, so testing is highly recommended. PSA is a substance produced by the prostate gland.

Sample requirement

A blood sample is required to perform the test. It is a simple process with only a momentary slight pain from the needle stick.

Method of test used

A Prostate-Specific Antigen Blood Test is used to determine the amount of PSA that may indicate prostate infection / cancer.

Result parameters

PSA levels

Less than 4(ng/mL) > Low risk (15% chance of prostate-cancer)

From 4-10 > Some risk (25% chance)

Greater than 10 > Extremely high risk (67% chance)