prostate cancer rapid diagnostic test / PSA / blood / immunochromatographic
for prostate cancer
Men from 45 to 75 years old.
WHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE TEST?
The PSA level in blood gives an indication of the physiological condition of the prostate. Values above the norm may show a hypertrophy of the prostate. Size variation could be benign - due to a soft inflammation, for example - but it could also have malign causes. Checking the normality of the PSA value is a very good tool for verifying prostate health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions. In case of cancer, early detection and prevention can be life saving.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The test is based on an immunochromatographic reaction correlated to the reference laboratory test (ABBOTT Axsym). The cut-off is calibrated at 4 ng/ml according to the international standard.