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PSA Profile in Pune

Also known as Percent Free PSA
PSA Profile in Pune Includes 2 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male
Test Preparation
  1. Do not give sample within 7 days of Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) or Rectal Prostatic Ultrasonography.
  2. It is advisable to avoid sexual intercourse, ejaculation, and vigorous exercise for up to 48 hours before sample collection.
  3. Prostate biopsy causes a substantial elevation of the PSA levels. Talk to your doctor about the appropriate timing of the test.

Understanding PSA Profile in Pune


What is PSA Profile in Pune?

The PSA Profile measures the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels (both free and total) in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Pune with Tata 1mg labs. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland and is present in semen. It helps with sperm motility during ejaculation in males. Higher-than-normal PSA levels may indicate an enlarged or inflamed prostate, urinary tract infection or irritation, or other problems with the prostate gland. 

The PSA Profile can also be used to detect and monitor prostate cancer progression and check for cancer recurrence in those who have completed prostate cancer treatment.

No special preparation is required for this test. You may eat and drink as per your daily routine. However, your doctor may ask you to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 48 hours before your test, as semen release can increase your PSA levels, leading to inaccurate results. Also, avoid giving a sample within seven days of the digital rectal examination (DRE) or rectal prostatic ultrasonography.

What does PSA Profile measure?

Contains 2 tests

The PSA Profile measures prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, a protein secreted by the prostate gland in males. Most of the PSA produced in the body passes in the seminal fluid, and only a small amount is secreted into the blood. It is found in two forms in blood: bound PSA (bound to other proteins) and free PSA.

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PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total

The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. PSA is a protein secreted by the prostate gland in males and is found in two forms: bound PSA (bound to other proteins) and free PSA. A PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total test measures both free and bound PSA levels. Most of the PSA produced in the body passes in the seminal fluid and only a small amount is secreted into the blood.

PSA levels in the blood get elevated in conditions affecting prostate health, like prostate cancer, prostatitis, and prostate enlargement (benign prostatic enlargement or BPH). This test is used as a primary screening test along with DRE, before conducting other diagnostic procedures.

 

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Prostate Specific Antigen (Free) PSA

The Prostate Specific Antigen (Free) PSA test measures the level of free prostate-specific antigen in the blood. PSA, a protein produced by prostate gland cells, circulates through the body in two ways: bound to other proteins or on its own. PSA circulating unbound in the blood is called free PSA. The total PSA test measures the total of both bound and free PSA, while the free PSA measures the level of unbound PSA alone.

Free PSA levels in the blood get affected in conditions affecting prostate health, such as prostate enlargement (benign prostatic enlargement or BPH) and prostate cancer. Prostate cancer does not show any symptoms in its early stages but may be fatal as it progresses to its advanced stages. Therefore, a free PSA test, along with other tests like total PSA, can be used as an early diagnosis and primary screening test for prostate health.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about PSA Profile in Pune


Frequently Asked Questions about PSA Profile in Pune

Q. What is the PSA Profile?

The PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Profile is a blood test that measures the amount of both free and total PSA protein in the blood and determines if one is suffering from any prostate-related disease. This test is usually done in males.

Q. Why do I need the PSA Profile?

You may need the PSA Profile to screen for prostate cancer especially if you fall in a group that is at high risk, including those aged over 40, and individuals with a family history of prostate cancer, may include but are not limited to African ethnicity, obese people, and those with faulty inherited genes.

Q. How is the PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Profile performed?

A phlebotomist will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm, using a small sterile needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial which is then transported to a lab for testing and analysis.

Q. Is the PSA Profile available for booking in Pune near me?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers the PSA Profile in Pune near me. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for the PSA Profile in Pune?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for the PSA Profile in Pune. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule the PSA Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

If you want to schedule the PSA Profile with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the PSA Profile in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Pune, the PSA Profile is available at an affordable price of Rs. 1009.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of the PSA Profile in Pune?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of the PSA Profile in Pune.
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PSA Profile test price for other cities


Price inMumbaiRs. 1009
Price inKolkataRs. 1009
Price inNew DelhiRs. 1009
Price inBangaloreRs. 1009
Price inNoidaRs. 950
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