PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) – What i need to know
What is prostate-specific antigen (PSA)?
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is produced by cells in the prostate. It is normal for small amounts of PSA to leak into your blood, and this amount increases as you get older because your prostate naturally gets bigger with age. PSA levels can be detected in your blood if you have a urine infection, but it could also be a sign of prostate cancer.
What is a PSA test?
A PSA test is a simple blood test that measures the level of PSA protein in your blood.
Who can have a PSA test?
If you are a man and over the age of 50, you can talk to your doctor about having a PSA test. You may be offered a PSA test as part of a general health check.