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Prostate Check

This blood test measures the level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the blood. PSA can be elevated in cases of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer can affect any man; however it is most commonly diagnosed is over 50s, and is up to three times more prevalent in men of African Caribbean descent.

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein which is released into the blood by the prostate gland. An enlarged gland is often associated with higher levels of PSA. PSA levels can also rise with age, with prostatitis (infected prostate) or even vigorous exercise and ejaculation.

The prostate test in isolation is not considered by itself to be a totally accurate tool in diagnosing Prostate Cancer, as levels can be raised due to benign prostate disorders. Raised levels of PSA can lead to unnecessary biopsies and intervention which may decrease quality of life. However, a raised PSA level should always be investigated further.

If your PSA is raised then our Prostate Check Plus can give more information as to why it might be high. 

Who is this blood test for

We recommend a PSA test for all men over the age of 40 whether you have symptoms of a prostate condition or not. This test is also for men who wish to monitor an already diagnosed prostate condition. If you have any urinary symptoms or you would like an annual check looking for early indications of prostate cancer, then this would be a good test to have.

Prostate Cancer does not always produce symptoms and can therefore be difficult to diagnose.

  • Difficulty passing urine.
  • More frequent urination, especially at night.
  • Rushing to the toilet, but feeling like the bladder has not fully emptied.
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Blood in the urine (this is not common).
  • A weak urine flow.

What's included

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein which is released into the blood by the prostate gland. An enlarged gland is often associated with higher levels of PSA. PSA levels can also rise with age, with prostatitis (infected prostate) or even vigorous exercise and ejaculation.

The PSA test in isolation is not considered by itself to be a totally accurate tool in diagnosing Prostate Cancer, as levels can be raised due to benign prostate disorders. Raised levels of PSA can lead to unnecessary biopsies and intervention which may decrease quality of life. However, a raised PSA level should always be investigated further. 

It is useful to monitor PSA over time so that any change in what is normal for you can be investigated speedily.

We will send you your Prostate Check finger-prick blood and sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood and sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.

Your Prostate Check includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Your blood and sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Prostate Check results in your own personal dashboard.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood and results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Prostate Check results can be downloaded for your doctor. Want a hard-copy report? You will be given the opportunity to order one during the checkout process.



Prostate Check is included in the following categories: CancerProstate CancerMens Health