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PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total in Greater Noida

Also known as PSA blood test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.
  2. It is advisable to avoid sexual intercourse, ejaculation, and vigorous exercise for up to 48 hours before sample collection.
  3. Do not give sample within 7 days of Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) or Rectal Prostatic Ultrasonography.

Understanding PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total in Greater Noida


What is PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total in Greater Noida?

A PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) (both free and bound) in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Greater Noida with Tata 1mg labs. PSA is a protein the prostate gland produces, mainly found 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. 

A PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total test can also help 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.

What does PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total measure?

A 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 blood 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 and prostate enlargement (benign prostatic enlargement or BPH). This test is used as a primary screening test before conducting other diagnostic procedures.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total in Greater Noida


Frequently Asked Questions about PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Total in Greater Noida

Q. What is the full form of PSA?

The full form of PSA is prostate-specific antigen which is a protein produced by the cells of the prostate gland.

Q. What is a PSA Total test?

A PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Total test is a blood test that measures the level of both free and bound forms of PSA protein which helps identify conditions such as prostate inflammation (prostatitis), enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), prostate cancer, etc. in males.

Q. What happens if the PSA level is high?

A higher PSA level indicates a higher risk of prostate-related problems, such as prostate enlargement, urinary tract infection, or prostate inflammation due to irritation, injury, or a surgical procedure. Consult a doctor or a urologist to understand your lab reports, and do not panic if your reports show high PSA levels. High levels of PSA do not necessarily indicate that you have prostate cancer. Your PSA may be elevated for other reasons, which can be managed with appropriate treatment.

Q. What are the symptoms of high PSA levels?

The symptoms associated with high PSA levels are difficulty in urination, painful or frequent urination (particularly at night), blood in urine or semen, weak or interrupted flow of urine, difficulty holding urine, painful ejaculation, and persistent pain in the lower back, pelvis, or thighs.

Q. What tests are done after reports show high PSA levels?

If your reports suggest high PSA levels, your doctor may prescribe additional tests before considering a prostate biopsy. These tests include digital rectal examination (DRE), free PSA test, PSA velocity test (indicating the rate at which PSA increases over time), PSA density test (indicating the PSA per volume of the prostate), PSA-based markers (like Prostate Health Index, 4K score), urinary markers, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate.

Q. What factors can affect the results of a PSA test?

The PSA levels in the blood can be affected by several factors, including age, vigorous exercise or physical activities such as cycling in the last 2 days before testing, prostate gland size, prostate inflammation due to injury or infection (such as urinary tract infection or UTI), and ejaculation or sexual intercourse (anal sex or prostate stimulation) within 48 hrs of examination. Procedures like direct prostate examination, chemotherapy, prostate biopsy, cystoscopy (an endoscope is inserted through the urethra to examine the urinary bladder), and urinary catheter insertion may also affect your test results. Certain medicines, like finasteride, dutasteride, painkillers, etc., can also influence your test results.

Q. How can I reduce my PSA levels naturally?

Always consult your doctor if your test results show elevated PSA levels. However, you can make lifestyle changes to reduce your PSA levels naturally. These include eating more proteins, tomatoes, and cruciferous vegetables; maintaining adequate vitamin D levels in your body; exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight; and managing your stress, as high stress may be associated with elevated PSA levels.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a PSA Total test in Greater Noida?

Yes. In Greater Noida, you can schedule a PSA Total test with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is a PSA Total test eligible for home sample collection in Greater Noida?

Yes, a PSA Total test is eligible for home sample collection in Greater Noida. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a PSA Total test with Tata 1mg Labs in Greater Noida?

The process to book a PSA Total test with Tata 1mg Labs in Greater Noida is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does a PSA Total test cost in Greater Noida?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. A PSA Total test in Greater Noida is available at Rs. 649.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of a PSA Total test in Greater Noida?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of a PSA Total test in Greater Noida in 15 hours.
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