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Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is produced exclusively by cells of the prostate gland. Used in conjunction with the digital rectal examination, PSA is a useful screening test for benign prostate enlargement and prostate cancer development.
The stand-alone PSA blood test does not require fasting, but is included in other panels that do require a 12 hour fast. Panels which include the PSA blood test are:
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