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Also known as: total PSA; free PSA; complex PSA
Formal name: Prostate-Specific Antigen
Related tests: Rectal examination

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help detect and to monitor prostate cancer

When to Get Tested?

If you have symptoms of prostate disease, such as difficulty in passing urine, or passing urine more frequently than usual

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm