Should I Fast Before Giving Blood For A Psa Test?

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Definition

PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen. It is a protein produced by prostate cells.

This article discusses the blood test to measure the amount of PSA in a man's blood. The PSA test is done to help diagnose and follow prostate cancer in men.


Alternative Names

Prostate-specific antigen; Prostatecancer screening test


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine...

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