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Ultimate Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test

Original price £95.00 - Original price £95.00
Original price
£95.00
£95.00 - £95.00
Current price £95.00

2 BIOMARKERS

Sample collection is included in the price of the test, from your arm at our clinics or via a home finger prick kit.

Results - same or next day for most markers, with Health Dashboard explanations.

Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.

Please choose sample collection option:

Currently selected option: Home kit

This option is included in the price. Your blood sample kit will be delivered via Royal Mail Tracked 24. 

You will receive your home sample collection kit, with everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample, together with detailed instructions on how to do it. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes. 

You can then return the sample to us via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Retest guarantee - our home kits work extremely well. However, if anything goes wrong or we need more blood - we will send you another kit absolutely free, so you can order with confidence.

Check out our full explanation on how the home kits work.

About the Ultimate PSA Blood Test

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein that is produced by the prostate. Although the protein is produced by healthy prostate cells, levels can rise if there is a problem with the prostate, particularly in prostate cancer.

PSA is a useful screening test for prostate cancer but it is not perfect so you should be aware of its shortcomings. Many men will have a high PSA but not have prostate cancer. Testing the PSA in these men can result in them having invasive procedures, such as a prostate biopsy, when there is actually no problem. Similarly, some men will have a ‘false negative’ result – a normal PSA when there actually is underlying cancer. For this reason, even if your PSA is normal, you should still see a doctor if you have symptoms such as difficulty passing urine, getting up lots at night to pee, or feel that you are not emptying your bladder properly.

There are two biomarkers that we measure in the PSA test - the total PSA level and the free PSA level. The total PSA test measures the total amount of PSA in the blood, including both bound and unbound forms. The free PSA test measures only the unbound, or free, PSA in the blood. It is important to have both of these biomarkers measured. 

The ratio of these two markers can be a very good indicator for your GP as to what is happening and the likelihoods of current or future issues. This is calculated by dividing Free PSA by Total PSA and dividing by 100, giving the Free to Total PSA ratio.

2 Biomarkers

  1. PROTEINS

    - Free PSA
    - Total PSA
    - Free/Total PSA Ratio (Calculation)

  2. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Male Hormones Blood Test. It's a great test to combine PSA check up with.

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    This test has a longer turnaround time than our usual "same/next day". The nature of the test is such is that it takes time to prepare and analyse. Specifically the turnaround time is:

    - 3 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

The PSA (free and total) blood test can be a valuable tool in detecting prostate cancer and other prostate-related conditions.

However, it's important to note that a high level of PSA in the blood does not necessarily mean that prostate cancer is involved.

Other factors, such as age, ethnicity, and certain medications, can also affect PSA levels and it is absolutely vital that you follow up your results with your GP.

Red flag symptoms for the Ultimate Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness. 

  • Frequent urination
  • Pain ejaculating
  • Blood in semen or urine
  • Progressively severe symptoms of any kind

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Ultimate Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Ultimate Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test.

For the 48 hours before having a PSA test:

  • avoid sexual activity as ejaculation as it may raise PSA levels significantly (but temporarily).
  • avoid vigorous exercise in the previous 48 hours.
  • you do not have an active urinary infection (PSA may remain raised for many months)
  • you have not had a prostate biopsy in the previous 6 weeks

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Ultimate Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Ultimate Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Why should I avoid sexual activity before a PSA test?

You should avoid sexual activity before a PSA test because it may affect the test results.

Can lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, help lower PSA levels?

No, lifestyle changes have not been shown to significantly affect PSA levels.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • The PSA (free and total) blood test can help detect prostate cancer and other prostate-related conditions early, which can improve treatment outcomes and potentially save lives.
  • The test can help monitor disease progression and the effectiveness of treatment.
  • You should follow up the results of this test with your GP.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Jehad Al-Nashash, I am the Laboratory Director. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.
  • If you have a family history of prostate cancer you should get this blood test.
  • You can start screening for prostate issues as early in life as you like, but if you are over 45 you should really consider having this blood test done.
  • Additionally, if you are experiencing symptoms related to prostate cancer or other prostate-related conditions, such as difficulty urinating or pain during urination, you should consider getting the test.
  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Cancer worry, Chronic fatigue, Erectile disfunction, Fatigue, Hair loss, Lack of libido, Low mood, Men, Need to wee often, Painful ejaculation, and Prostate issues

Why blood tests are important.