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Prostate-specific antigen

Prostate-specific antigen

Prostate-specific antigen: The prostate-specific antigen test is used to measure the blood concentration of a glycoprotein from inside the prostate gland.

Prostate-specific antigen: Other Names

Other names for Prostate-specific antigen include:

Symptoms Associated with Prostate-specific antigen

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Prostate-specific antigen:

Diseases Associated with Prostate-specific antigen

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Prostate-specific antigen:

  • Prostate cancer (increased level)
  • Prostatitis (increased level)
  • Enlarged prostate (increased level)

Descriptions of Prostate-specific antigen

Prostate-specific antigen: PSA. A substance produced by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, or infection or inflammation of the prostate.
Source: National Institute of Health

Prostate-specific antigen : EC 3.4.21.35; a tissue kallikrein related sequence; enzyme used as a biomarker for prostate cancer or benign prostate hyperplasia.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Prostate-specific antigen

Prostate-specific antigen: A test used for early detection of prostate cancer. The test involves measuring the levels of the protein PSA produced by the prostate gland. High PSA production may signify prostate cancer.

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Prostate-specific antigen' may be involved.

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