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Diagnostic Tests - PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)
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How do I prepare for the test?

  • There is no special preparation for this test, but to avoid having an artificially high test level you should not have sexual intercourse for a day before your test. Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines, especially medicines for the prostate, since these may affect the way the doctor interprets the results of your test.

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