Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer screening is an important part of preventative health care for men as they age. The goal of screening is to find it early and start treatment in the hope that early detection can more effectively treat prostate cancer.
Our prostate cancer screens test for PSA (prostate-specific antigen), which is a protein that the body produces normally. An elevated level of PSA in the blood could signify a potential health issue.
The screening test involves a small finger stick, during which a blood sample is obtained and placed on the testing panel. The test is then sent to the laboratory for processing.
A confidential report is mailed to the donor with their PSA number for them to take to their personal physician for follow up and lifestyle change recommendations.