Prostate disease and in particular prostate cancer and common male conditions in later life.Home test kits for detecting elevated levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen) are available for self testing.
Levels of PSA above 4ng are considered significant. Home prostate test kits use a finger prick of blood to give a positive or negative result at this cut off. Home protate tests are limited to screening for elevation of PSA only. The technology does not give the exact level as part of the result, just if it is above or below the cut off.
PSA can be elevated in many forms of prostate disease and is not specific to prostate cancer. All elevated levels do warrant further clinical investigation.
Home prostate screening tests offer value first line screening for asymptomatic men over the age of 50