|Measuring Range||0.1~100 ng/mL|
|Sample Type||Whole Blood,
|Normal Range||0-4.0 ng/ml|
The quantity of the PSA produced is related to the size of the prostate gland and thus enlarged prostate gland will yield higher levels of PSA. Some conditions which may result to higher levels of PSA are;
- Prostatitis- inflammation of the prostate gland
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (enlargement of the prostate)
- Prostate Cancer
The PSA test is mainly requested for detecting prostate cancer, monitoring its treatment, or assessing its recurrence.