Prostate PSA Tests

The Prostate tests we supply are blood tests you can do in the comfort of your own home with a small finger prick of blood. The test is looking for a raise level of PSA in your blood. The test results are only to be used as a guide and you must consult your doctor if there is higher reading of PSA - A PSA test is not perfect and won't find all prostate cancers.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein made only by the prostate gland. Some of it leaks into your blood, but how much can depend on your age and the health of your prostate.

There's currently no national screening programme through the NHS for prostate cancer in the UK because the PSA test is not always accurate but can be used.

You have a higher risk of prostate cancer if you:

  • have a family history of prostate cancer
  • are of black ethnic origin
  • are overweight or obese

 

A raised PSA level in your blood may be a sign of prostate cancer, but it can also be a sign of another condition that is not cancer, such as:

  • enlarged prostate
  • prostatitis
  • urinary infection

About 15 out of every 100 men with a normal PSA level have prostate cancer. About 75 out of every 100 men with a raised PSA level do not have prostate cancer.

Pros and cons of the PSA test

Pros:

  • it may reassure you if the test result is normal
  • it can find early signs of cancer, meaning you can get treated early
  • PSA testing may reduce your risk of dying if you do have cancer

Cons:

  • it can miss cancer and provide false reassurance
  • it may lead to unnecessary worry and medical tests when there's no cancer
  • it cannot tell the difference between slow-growing and fast-growing cancers
  • it may make you worry by finding a slow-growing cancer that may never cause any problems

Before having the test

If you're having a PSA test, you should not have:

  • ejaculated in the past 48 hours
  • exercised heavily in the past 48 hours
  • a urinary infection
  • had a prostate biopsy in the past 6 weeks

Each of these may give an inaccurate PSA reading.

Wellnostics - Self Check Prostate Self Test
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Self Check Prostate Self Test

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Wellnostics - Prima Prostate Test
£9.95

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Wellnostics - Prostate Cancer Screen (PSA) Home Testing Kit - UK Accredited Lab Test
£79.99
£74.95

Prostate Cancer Screen (PSA) Home Testing Kit - UK Accredited Lab Test

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