What do I get in this pack?
You will receive everything you need to carry out 1 test:
1 x Test Device
1 x Sample Diluent (Buffer solution)
1 x Pipettes (inside the pouch)
1 x Capillary Tube
2 x Safety Lancets
1 x Instructions For Use
Importance of testing the Prostate
With men of older age the prostate gland can become a serious threat for their health. Besides prostate cancer, several other disorders can be diagnosed in an early phase, which increases the chance of successful treatment. For men between 45 and 70 years old it can be useful to test the prostate periodically. The prostate gland influences a man’s ability to urinate and can also affect his sexual activity.
What does the test involve?
This test has been designed so that you can identify the levels of P.S.A. (Prostate Specific Antigen) present in your blood. P.S.A. is a chemical that appears in your bloodstream in higher concentrations when the gland is enlarged or cancerous.
How does this test work?
The level of PSA is measured in the blood sample. Elevated levels (greater than 4ng/ml) may be an important signal of possible prostate disease. This test is designed with a cut off level of 3ng/ml. The test is simple to carry out by obtaining a pin-prick of blood with the finger lancet supplied and adding to the test cassette. Then just add 1 drop of the buffer solution and read the result after 5 minutes.