Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test


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1 Biomarker
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Easy At-Home Test
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Lab Analysis
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Results in 2 Days
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Blood Sample
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Check your prostate specific antigen (PSA) level with our at home finger-prick blood test to understand your risk of prostate cancer.

Choose how you'd lke to collect your blood sample and post it to our lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.

Choose how to collect your blood sample

Total Price:£55.00
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) result dashboard

Our Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test is for you if...

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    You're over 40 and would like to know your prostate specific antigen (PSA) level.

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    You'd like a comprehensive report which will explain how your PSA level influences your risk of prostate cancer and give you advice on future screening.

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    You'd like a simple, finger-prick blood test you can take at home.

How does the
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test help you?

Dr Merrifield, our medical director

Dr Claire Merrifield

GP & PhD

our medical director

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Prostate cancer is very common and affects 1 in 8 men over their lifetime. There are a couple of factors that can increase your risk of getting prostate cancer:

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    older age: prostate cancer is rare before 50
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    a family history of prostate, breast or ovarian cancer
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    black ethnicity

However, prostate cancer often doesn't cause many symptoms and the commonest way to pick it up is actually following a PSA blood test. A high PSA level doesn't mean you have prostate cancer but it does make prostate cancer more likely and you'll generally be advised to have a scan of the prostate to investigate further.

Regular PSA testing has been shown to pick up more cases of prostate cancer, increases your chances of picking up prostate cancer before it has spread and reduces the chance of dying from prostate cancer by about 30%ref.

Guidelines support PSA testing from age 45 to understand your baseline risk of prostate cancer and to guide how regularly you should consider testing. Men at higher risk - of black ethnic origin or with a family history for example - should start testing earlier, from age 40.

PSA testing is the first, crucial step in the pathway of prostate cancer diagnosis and management and taking it puts you firmly in the driving seat.

Benefits of PSA testing with us

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    We'll report your PSA level and explain how your level compares to other men your age.
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    We'll explain what your result means in terms of your risk of prostate cancer and actions to take based on your result.
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    In addition to testing your PSA level, we'll also test your free PSA level and Free-to-Total PSA ratio if required (for PSA levels between 3 and 10ng/ml), at no extra cost. These markers give you more detail on your prostate cancer risk.

Limitations of the PSA blood test

Although studies suggest that the benefits of PSA testing outweigh the risks, there are some potential harms associated with PSA testing:

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    A small number of people with a normal PSA level will later be found to have prostate cancer.
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    Most people with a high PSA level do not have prostate cancer. This is why a high PSA level isn't used to diagnose prostate cancer. It's used to pick people who would benefit from a scan of the prostate.
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    5α-reductase inhibitors can falsely lower PSA levels so you need to adjust your result if you take this medication.

Check out our in-depth article on what you need to know about the PSA blood test to get our expert opinion on this controversial topic.

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What's tested
and why?

Prostate specific antigen

A baseline PSA level can help you understand your baseline risk of prostate cancer and guide further testing. High PSA levels can be a sign of prostate cancer and should be followed up with a prostate scan.


How Selph
testing works

Collect & Post Sample
Collect & Post Sample

Collect your sample at home or visit a clinic.

Use the included envelope to post your sample back to our UKAS-accredited lab (The Doctors Laboratory) for analysis.

Accurate Results, explained
Accurate Results, explained

We'll deliver your results to your dashboard. Every result is explained so you're in control.

You can also track your results over time.

Get Support & Progress
Get Support & Progress

Our experts will give you a report so you'll know what your results mean.

We'll highlight how you can use your results to understand symptoms, pick up health problems early and take action.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test FAQs

Please get in touch if you have any other questions about our tests.

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