ZRT Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Home Blood Spot Test Kit – Includes Pre-Paid Sample Return Label Description
Due to state law, we can not ship this test to NY state. Prostate-Specific Antigen levels are a great indicator of overall prostate health and itâs recommended that men over 50 have their PSA levels checked every 2 to 5 years. PSA testing is perfect for those who are suffering from symptoms including: increased frequency of urination, painful or burning urination, blood in urine or semen, frequent pain in lower back, hips or upper thighs and erectile dysfunction. This is a simple test that can be performed in the privacy of your own home with no need for a trip to the doctor or laboratory. PSA FAQâs: What does PSA stand for? PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen which is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Knowing your PSA levels will give you an idea of overall prostate health. Why are some symptoms of elevated PSA levels? Symptoms of elevated PSA levels may include increased frequency of urination, pain or burning with urination, blood in semen or urine as well as frequent pain in lower back, hips or upper thighs. Who should test their PSA levels? Men with a family history of prostate concerns should begin regular PSA screenings around the age of 40. Men with no family history and those with lower risk factors should consider beginning routine testing around the age of 50. How is your PSA test performed? Our PSA test is performed with a simple finger stick, bloodspot collection in the privacy of your own home. What are some tips to make my bloodspot collection easier? To encourage blood flow, try running your hands under warm water and/or rubbing your hands together or swinging your arms before nicking your finger. Also, make sure that your hand is below your waist when you begin collection to allow gravity to assist with blood flow.