Prostatic Specific Antigen ( PSA ) Total
It is a useful screening test for prostate cancer. The test may also be recommended for monitoring treatment.
Specimen Type: Blood
Test Preparation: The person, on whom the test is to be conducted, should inform the doctor about whether he has undergone any rectal examination, prostate surgery or prostate needle biopsy in the past few weeks or about any urinary tract infection or prostate infection that he has been suffering persistently for a long time. In addition to this, the doctor should also be informed of any medications that the patient is on, and all his instructions must be followed explicitly.