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pROSTATE PSA TEST
Self-test for the determination of the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) in whole blood samples
The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland. Its function is to fluidify the ejaculate and to increase sperm mobility.
PSA also plays a role in dissolving cervical mucus, allowing sperm to enter the uterus. Small quantities of PSA are normally found in the blood of men with a healthy prostate.
PSA levels may increase with prostate pathologies (prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia etc.), naturally with age or after prostate surgery or specific diagnosis tests (such as rectal examination, prostate biopsy etc.).
This test is intended for:
– Men who do not have symptoms, aged over 45, who wish to check their prostate;
– Men with urinary tract symptoms (difficulty urinating, pain, increased frequency).