- Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by prostate cells that supports male fertility. PSA circulates freely in the blood stream and can be detected by a simple blood test. It is normal for all men to have small amounts of PSA in the blood stream.
- High PSA levels can indicate problems with the prostate, including cancer, infection/inflammation, and prostate hypertrophy. It is widely used for prostate cancer screening.
- After shared decision making with patients, we generally recommend PSA screening for most men aged 55-70 years old, as it remains the best method for early prostate cancer detection. In high risk patients, it may be appropriate to start screening at age 50. Some patients my elect to continue PSA screening past the age of 70.
Are you looking for information about Elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing in Twin Falls, Idaho? The specialists at Magic Valley Urology can help you. Call 208-733-3404 for an appointment.