Thursday, March 12, 2015

Prostate Tests to Consider

With the PSA test falling out of favor as a prostate cancer indicator we need other markers. There is a new test to consider. It was designed to gauge the likelihood of having an aggressive cancer and is being used by more and more urologist before suggesting a biopsy in men who have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer. We wonder why the test is not recommended for men already diagnosed? It's called the 4K Score Test and was developed by OPKO Lab. It uses the 3 different PSA assays along with a DRE and other markers to determine your risk factor on a scale of 1 to 100. The goal is to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies. Sorry to say the test is not covered at this time bye Medicare or health insurance and costs $395.
Has any done this test? We'd like to hear from you!

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