How much does a PSA test cost?
A PSA test will cost as much as $500 for those that do not have insurance. This is a test that has to do with prostate cancer in men.
After psa reading of 36 and radiotherapy two years ago when reading went down to 1.5 recent mri scan found no cancer but psa raised to 5.2 then next psa test rose to 8.9 three months later why?
The PSA is not an absolute measure. You can have a high PSA reading for a number of reasons. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) can increase the PSA reading very considerably, well above 30 on occasions. If that is suspected then a course of anti-biotics for about 10 days followed by another PSA test about 2 weeks to a month later would confirm if it was caused by an infection. A number of other things can…
A PSA score of 11.5 is high. Normal PSA for men age 50 is 4-6, but a high PSA in itself does not mean the presence of prostate cancer. A high PSA can indicate an enlarged prostate or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate infection. A urologist can determine your condition through a biopsy to detect the presence of cancer cells.