About our PSA Test
Our PSA Test (Prostate-Specific Antigen Test) is an advanced health test that analyses three critical markers: Total PSA, Free PSA, and Calculated Ratio. These markers play a crucial role in assessing the health of your prostate gland, helping you to identify potential issues early on.
GetTested offers a simple PSA blood test kit that will quickly give you insights into your PSA levels
Easy and Convenient Home Testing
At GetTested, we prioritise both your health and convenience. Hence, we designed this Prostate Test for ease and simplicity. Using this test, you take a blood sample at home and then swiftly ship it to our ISO-15189 certified lab in the UK with the included return packaging.
Learn More about PSA test:
Below we will go deeper into the following sections:
- What is a PSA test?
- What the PSA test measures
- Why choose our PSA test
- Not Sure This Test is for You?
What is a PSA test?
PSA is a protein that is produced by the cells of the prostate gland. The blood level of PSA is often higher in people with prostate cancer, which is why it is wise to look out for high levels of PSA in the blood. A good way to measure the level of PSA, is by taking a PSA blood test. This way you can screen for early signs of prostate cancer.
What the PSA test measures
1. Total PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)
Your prostate gland’s cells produce Total PSA, which is a standard marker for prostate health tests. High levels can suggest various prostate conditions like benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and potentially prostate cancer. However, it’s crucial to understand that elevated PSA doesn’t always signal cancer. Other conditions can also raise PSA levels. PSA levels also naturally increase with age.
2. Free PSA
Another product of the prostate gland, Free PSA, remains unattached in the bloodstream. When you test for Total PSA as well as Free PSA, the combined results provide deeper insights into the likelihood of prostate cancer. A higher Free PSA percentage relative to Total PSA often means a lower prostate cancer risk, while a lower percentage suggests a higher risk.
3. Calculated Ratio
The Calculated Ratio is a numerical value obtained by comparing the levels of Free PSA to Total PSA. It is calculated by dividing the amount of Free PSA by the Total PSA and then multiplying by 100 to get a percentage. This ratio can offer valuable insights into the probability of prostate cancer. A lower Calculated Ratio may raise suspicion for prostate cancer, while a higher ratio may indicate a lower likelihood of cancer.
Why Choose our PSA Test?
- In-Depth Analysis: Delve deep into your prostate health with comprehensive insights on Total PSA, Free PSA, and Calculated Ratio.
- Certified Excellence: We process Prostate Test in an ISO-15189 certified laboratory, guaranteeing precise and trustworthy results.
- Assured Privacy: Your privacy matters. Rest assured, we treat your personal details and results with the highest confidentiality.
- Spot Issues Early: Regular Prostate Test testing paves the way for spotting potential concerns early, facilitating timely medical care.
- Knowledge is Power: Arm yourself with vital information about your health, thanks to Prostate Test.
What is a psa blood test?
A PSA blood test is primarily used to screen for prostate cancer. It measures the amount of PSA in the blood. High levels of PSA could be an indicator for prostate cancer or other prostate conditions such as BPH or prostatitis.
What is a PSA test normal range?
It can be difficult to prove which is a normal level of PSA. It is not a perfect indicator, but it can be helpful in detecting prostate conditions. The following chart is based on generalisation:
- Men aged 40-50 years: 0-2.5
- Men aged 50-60 years: 2.5-3.5
- Men aged 60-70 years: 3.5-4.5
- Men aged 70-80 years: 4.5-5.5
What do PSA test results mean?
A high level of PSA could be an indicator for prostate cancer, as well as other conditions such as an enlarged, inflamed or infected prostate (BPH or prostatitis). That is why it is why to consult with a healthcare provider after receiving your results.
Who should take a PSA test?
In general, it is recommended to start testing at age 55, but if you have one first-degree relative (father or brother) who has had prostate cancer or two extended family members who have had prostate cancer, it is wise to start testing earlier (around age 40)
When should I take the test?
It is recommended to take the test on an empty stomach in the morning. This way your level has not been influenced by the time of day or intake of food and you can get a better understanding of your PSA levels.
How long does it take until I get my results?
You will receive your result digitally as soon as your blood sample has been analysed by the lab. This should take about a week.