Just started seeing a new doc and he gave me a BPH blood test. I have noticed everyone on here gets PSA. In Lamens terms can someone talk me through the difference and was the test he got me just pointless?
What was the exact name of the test?
May have just ordered you a standard PSA test ( It is a blood test)???
There is a 4K blood test that is used to determine probability of prostate cancer along with evaluating your PSA.
There is another one (don't remember the name) that does basically the same.
Could that be what your DR ordered?
Did you get the obligatory "finger wave"?
BPH is a condition that can be caused by a number of things: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) | Cleveland Clinic