Prostate-specific antigen or PSA is a protein produced only by the prostate. High PSA levels can be due to many reasons including infection, benign prostatic growth and prostate cancer. If your PSA levels are high further tests will be recommended to exclude a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
What happens if my PSA level is high or my prostate is abnormal on a rectal examination?
Your doctor will discuss the available tests with you and use the results to see if you are at-risk of having prostate cancer. The tests that we offer in NUH are further screening with prostatic health index(PHI), an MRI of the prostate or a trans-perineal biopsy of the prostate gland.