What is PSA?
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate gland. It is commonly measured through a blood test to assess prostate health.
Why Measure PSA?
PSA levels can provide insights into prostate conditions, such as an enlarged prostate or potential indications of prostate cancer. Monitoring PSA is essential, especially for individuals on testosterone therapy, as testosterone may influence prostate cancer cell growth.
Reference Ranges (ng/ml):
- Normal Range: Below 4 ng/ml
Managing PSA Levels:
To ensure accurate test results and maintain optimal prostate health, consider the following before testing:
- Abstain from Sexual Activity: Avoid sexual activity for 2-3 days before the test.
- Avoid Strenuous Activities: Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities like riding a bicycle, motorcycle, ATV, or horse for 2-3 days before the test.
Regular monitoring of PSA levels is vital for a comprehensive understanding of your prostate health. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.