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PSA Test

Hello

Are there any good and reliable do it yourself at home PSA tests? My Urologist is not very personable. No people skills. Is this common with this specialty?

Kind Regards,

Chuck

Re: PSA Test

Hi Chuck,

I googled it and Amazon has one for $29.95, including shipping. That being said, if I were in your shoes, I would not go that route. When it is time for my PSA test, I just call my PCP's office and ask them to fax a PSA request to the local Quest Diagnostics lab, where 100% of the cost is covered by my insurance. NOTE: you BC/BS guys out there know that, come the end of December, BC/BS will no longer cover the cost of work done by that lab. So, Chuck, if you are insured by Blue Cross, you can contact them for a list of the local labs that they do support.

Lastly, I don't know enough about your Urologist to pass judgement on him, but if you are unhappy, you might want to consider finding someone else. The Castle Connolly website, (which is a respected award, based on peer nominations, that recognizes the top doctors in their field), can help you out there.

Good luck,
Alan M in the USA

Re: PSA Test

Good advice. Thank You Alan.

Re: PSA Test

Chuck,

You can order your own PSA test from an online company. I have used "Private MD" and they will send you to a LAB CORP lab to take your blood sample. $47.00

Fred

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