Prostate Checks (PSA Testing)
Much has been publicised recently about the importance of prostate screening.
At Your Doctor clinics in Tring & Wexham, we offer a simple blood test that checks for the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. It is normal to have a small amount of PSA, however if high levels are detected in a blood test, this can indicate a problem with the prostate. One possible problem is prostate cancer, although there are a number of different conditions which can cause high levels of PSA.
PSA testing is advised for all men over the age of 50. Some people are at higher risk of prostate cancer, including black men and those with a family history of the disease. People who meet these risk factors are advised to be tested regularly from the age of 45.
In addition, if you have any of the following symptoms at any age, you should speak to a GP as soon as possible:
- A weak or slow urinary stream
- A feeling that you can’t completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty starting urination
- Urgency to urinate – sometimes leaking
- Getting up frequently to urinate at night
- A urinary stream that starts and stops
- Burning or pain during urination
Costs for Private PSA Testing at Your Doctor:
PSA blood test £92.75 Consultation fee £69.99
Private PSA Tests are available at either of our two clinics:
Your Doctor Wexham: Park Hall Clinic, Wexham Park Hall, Wexham Street, Bucks SL3 6NB. Tel: 01753 378491
Your Doctor Tring: Health & Wellbeing Centre, Champneys Tring, Chesham Road, Wigginton, Herts, HP23 6HY. Tel: 01442 870551
Contact us to book your private PSA tests at our Wexham or Tring surgeries, or to ask about our other services.