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ST AIA-PACK Free PSA: A new Analyte in our Tumour Marker Panel

PSA is a protein produced primarily by cells in the prostate, a small gland that encircles the urethra in males and produces a fluid that makes up part of semen
Most of the PSA that the prostate produces is released into this fluid, but small amounts of it are also released into the bloodstream
PSA exists in two forms in the blood: free (not bound) and complexed (cPSA, bound to a protein)
The most frequently used PSA test is the total PSA, which measures the sum of the free PSA and the cPSA in the blood
Free PSA is primarily ordered when a patient has a moderately elevated total PSA that does not appear to be caused by a non-cancer-related condition
The results give the doctor additional information about whether a patient is at an increased risk of having prostate cancer and help with the decision of whether to biopsy the prostate

In case of cancer, it’s also the best indicator to monitor the success and the follow-up.

The ST AIA-PACK Free PSA is actually ONLY available for German and French markets.For more information, please contact your local sales representative.