Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test£69 £69
At home total prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. Part of our home prostate PSA test to detect cancerous prostate cells, with online results in 5 days.
What does it test for?
- Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
- Free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
- Calculated Prostate Specific Antigen Ratio
Collection methodFinger prick
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men worldwide. Prostate cancer will often present no symptoms in the early stages. If you have any concerns about prostate cancer, you should talk to your doctor.
Should symptoms occur, they may include:
- An increased need to urinate, especially at night
- A sudden need to urinate
- Feeling like the bladder has not emptied fully
- Difficulty starting or stopping a stream of urine
- Visible blood in semen and/or urine
- Unexplained weight loss
- Pain in the pelvis, thighs, and back
- Erectile dysfunction
The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Test is a screening tool which can help detect signs of prostate cancer in the blood. A raised PSA level can occur due to non-cancerous enlargement or inflammation of the prostate. These conditions also require further investigation.
You can take the test if:
- You are over the age of 50
- You have a strong family history of prostate cancer
- You are overweight or obese
It is recommended to collect this sample before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and return it on the same day.
Ejaculation, vigorous exercise and activities such as horse riding and cycling can affect PSA levels. You should avoid these activities for at least 48 hours before taking this test. PSA levels can be impacted by many factors including the use of some medications. It is important to be aware that this test may not identify if you have prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms.
Please note that this test will not identify PSA levels under <0.03ug/l and may not be suitable if you have had a prostatectomy (your prostate removed).
Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) refers to the total volume of PSA in the blood. PSA is found in semen and in the bloodstream.
Free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) refers to the amount of PSA in the blood that is not bound to other proteins. Free PSA levels are divided by total PSA to calculate the prostate specific antigen ratio.
Calculated Prostate Specific Antigen Ratio
Calculated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Ratio refers to total PSA versus free PSA levels. If you have a high PSA level and a low level of free PSA, it may be more likely that you have prostate cancer.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.