- PSA test is a qualitative detection of Prostate Specific Antigen in whole blood, serum or plasma to determine a type of prostatitis
- the presence of the colored line in the test region indicates that presence of PSA in the specimen is more than 3 ng/mL for a positive result
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Prostatitis – is a term that defines inflammation of the prostate gland. It can be described as infection, but in some cases the inflammation happens without any infection. Only around 5-10% of cases are caused by bacterial infection, which prevents the risk of getting prostate cancer.
The prostate gland is a purely male organ, which looks like tubular-alveolar exocrine gland.
This disease can be a problem for men of all ages. But according to a general medical data, prostatitis affects about 50% of men older than 50 years. In the same time, The National Institute of Health is convinced that up to 25% of doctor’s visits are caused by problems with genital and urinary systems in middle-aged or young men.
In most cases, the cause of this disease is genital infections. Most of all, there are chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea and other urinary tract infections. Pathogenic microorganisms permeate from urethra, bladder or bowel into the prostate gland. The method of penetration can be blood or lymph.
As for non-bacterial prostatitis forms, the bacteria cannot be identified, although it does not exclude its presence.
Some time before, the prostatitis was considered as sexually transmitted disease, but nowadays researches proved that only small number of cases are passed on through sex. A lot of different conditions and medical intervention may cause this disease.
If a man suspects that he might have prostatitis by comparing his troubles with mentioned above symptoms, he should be immediately diagnosed by a professional.
Diagnosis of the prostate begins with introduction of a patient’s complaints and inspection. Urological prostate examination includes PSA test.