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Randox PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen) Home Test Kit
Randox PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen) Home Test Kit
Randox PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen) Home Test Kit
Randox PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen) Home Test Kit

Randox PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen) Home Test Kit

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Product Summary

Blood test measuring PSA and other blood markers known to be altered in prostate cancer to generate a prostate cancer risk score.

Find out more about your prostate health with a Prostate-Specific Antigen test.

This PSA home sampling collection kit measures the level of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) in the blood and can indicate abnormality within the prostate.state health with a Prostate-Specific Antigen test.
Over 52,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, with around 1 in 8 men affected in their lifetime. If detected early treatment can be very successful with 8 in 10 men surviving for more than 10 years.

  • Sample type: Home finger prick
  • Results: in 2-3 working days from receipt of sample at lab.

Why Get Tested?

PSA measures the level of Prostate-Specific Antigen in the blood. PSA is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. These levels tend to increase with age and size of the prostate.

Although PSA is highly specific for prostate disease, it is not specific for prostate cancer. PSA levels can be raised by factors other than cancer including urinary tract infection (UTI) and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

In fact, almost 75% of men with a raised PSA who are referred for further investigations have a negative prostate biopsy.

Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any symptoms, however it’s a good idea to get checked out just in case.

Possible symptoms may be similar to other conditions and can include:

  • difficulty emptying your bladder or a feeling your bladder hasn’t emptied properly
  • weak flow or difficulty starting to urinate
  • needing to urinate more often especially during the night or a sudden need to urinate
  • blood in the urine
  • back/hip or pelvis pain

What is tested for in this kit?

PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

As men get older their prostate gland enlarges and can press on the urethra and bladder affecting how you pass urine. Symptoms of BPH therefore can include frequent need to urinate, difficulty passing urine or a sudden/urgent need to pass urine. Its important to have a PSA test if you have symptoms of BPH to rule out possible prostate cancer.

Why might my PSA levels be raised?

PSA levels rise naturally as men get older. Although levels can be raised in prostate cancer, raised levels may be due to prostatitis, an enlarged prostate, urinary tract infection, vigorous exercise, sexual activity or some medications. It is estimated that 75% of men with a raised PSA who are referred for further investigations have a negative prostate biopsy and therefore do not have prostate cancer.

How it works

Take your sample

  • Follow the instructions with your kit.

Send it to the lab

  • Activate your kit before sending your sample back to the lab.
  • Place the prepaid label on the return package supplied containing your sample, and drop it off at the post office.

Get Your Results

  • Once the lab receives your sample, they will begin to process it.
  • Your results will be ready 2-3 days afterwards.
  • Log in to your account to view your results.

What happens after I get my results?

You will get a personalised report

  • An easy to interpret test report will provide a breakdown of your results, what they mean and the next steps.
  • Reports will be emailed to the email address provided at the time of registration.
  • Where necessary, if treatment is recommended, you can then share your report with your doctor to get prescription based treatment if and where necessary.
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