What is a PSA Score? (Prostate-Specific Antigen Test)

PSA TestThe PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. (source: cancer.gov)

How is a PSA Score measured?

A blood test is taken and a laboratory test is performed to find the level of PSA in the blood.  A man’s PSA level alone does not give doctors enough information to distinguish between benign prostate conditions and cancer.

What happens if the PSA Score is high?

Always discuss your PSA Score with your doctor. An elevated PSA score could be caused/effected by:

  • prostate cancer
  • benign prostate enlargement
  • inflammation
  • infection
  • age
  • race

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaertner or Dr. Knoelder

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