Minimize your prostate cancer risk with early detection.
This test checks for prostate health and can help identify enlarged prostate and other inflammatory conditions in men.
PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a protein in blood that is often higher if you have prostate cancer, or if you have a non-cancerous condition like an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis). This test can help identify these problems so you can make informed decisions about your health.
The PSA test is for men aged 55-69 or those over 40 with certain risk factors, such as African-American men or men whose fathers, brothers, or sons have had prostate cancer.
Prostate Specific Antigen (Total)
A total PSA test measures all the PSA, including the antigens that are bound and those that are floating freely.
Prostate Specific Antigen (Free)
A free PSA test only measures the amount of PSA that is floating freely in the bloodstream, without being bound to a different protein.
Prostate Cancer Prevention
All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Out of every 100 American men, about 13 will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, and about 2 to 3 men will die from prostate cancer.2