SELFCHECK PROSTRATE HEALTH TEST
An easy to use home test that detects raised levels of a protein Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) associated with abnormalities associated with the prostate gland. Why test for PSA levels? PSA is a protein produced by the prostate and released into the blood stream in very small quantities. More PSA is released when there is a problem with the prostate. Prostate problems that result in elevated PSA include prostatitis, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer.
Who is the test for?
It is recommended for men aged 50+ and those with a family history of prostate disorders.
What is PSA level?
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is a protein produced by the prostate gland and released into the blood stream in very small quantities. If there is a problem with the prostate, such as prostatitis, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, the prostate will release larger amounts of PSA into the blood. This test shows a positive result when the PSA level exceeds 4ng/ml.
How often should PSA levels be checked?
Men aged 50+ should perform this test regularly (as a minimum once a year). Those with a family history of prostate disorders should consider testing earlier and more regularly. Healthy individuals may also benefit from annual checks.
What is the best advice if the result is positive?
In all cases, consult your GP and do not make any medical decisions without taking advice from your doctor.
How should the test be disposed of?
After use, the test components can be disposed of with normal household waste.