The absolute value of PSA has been the long-term standard of care to determine whether one’s PSA elevation is significant. Previously, the magic number of “4” was defined as being the upper limit of “normal.” However, this may not be a good rule of thumb since approximately 15% of prostate cancers can occur in men with a “normal” PSA.
When interpreting a PSA value, several factors need to be taken into consideration—not just the absolute value...Read more
Dear Dr. Motola, Can sexual activity just before a PSA blood test make PSA results jump from 2 to 12? PSA testing immediately... Read more »
What Does PSA Mean?PSA is a blood test that is commonly used to help predict the presence of prostate cancer. It stands for Prostate Specific... Read more »