A PSA test is carried out to detect prostate cancer. PSA is short for prostate-specific antigen, which is a protein substance, an enzyme, which is naturally found in the body even in healthy men. A PSA test is taken through a blood test.
Important! PSA testing should only be booked if it is carried out regularly as it is only regular sampling that can lead to a reduced risk of suffering from disseminated prostate cancer. Before booking a PSA test, we recommend that you
Prostate cancer is one of our most common public diseases in Sweden (and in the world), but which before the age of 50 is a rare disease, except for relatives of men who have been affected unusually early. Men over the age of 75 who do not have any symptoms suggestive of prostate cancer may well have a small prostate cancer in and of themselves, but it is unlikely that it will develop into a serious disease during their lifetime.
Men between the ages of 50 and 75 may consider PSA testing even if they do not have any symptoms to suggest prostate cancer.
There are both pros and cons to measuring PSA, where the advantages are, for example, that worry about getting cancer can be reduced or that a serious prostate cancer is detected before it has spread in an early stage, which increases the chance of being cured.
The disadvantages can be, for example, that you receive information about an elevated PSA value even though you do not have prostate cancer, which can lead to other sampling and examinations, or that you receive a cancer diagnosis even though the cancer is so small that you would never sick from it, which in itself can reduce the quality of life with the knowledge that you have cancer.It is therefore important that you decide whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages before you order a PSA test, we therefore recommend that you read Vårdguiden's brochure that addresses these and that you can then make an informed choice about testing your PSA levels .
Other health markers and calculations between different health markers.
Before visiting a reception for sampling, you need to do the following:
Activate referral and select reception
To activate your referral, simply follow the instructions that you will receive via email after completing the purchase. The email contains an activation code, by clicking on the link in the email you enter the flow to fill in any information, activate the referral and select reception in the sample answer service zample.
Before the sampling
The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit after you activate it, follow the instructions you receive via email. Here you can read our guidelines before taking samples.
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Choose a health check or create your own by adding optional health tests to your cart.
After payment, you will receive an activation code via email. Log in via "My journal" or click on the link in the email, and use the code to activate the referral and choose reception.
You visit the chosen reception to do your test. Your referral is valid for 5 months after activation.
You will receive your test answers within 1-5 working days, the test answers are received continuously. Once all test results are received, they are reviewed and issued by a doctor.
With us you always get:
To offer you the highest possible quality and service we collaborate with accredited laboratories and trained healthcare personnel.
Lowest possible price
Our vision is that as many people as possible should have the opportunity to improve their health. That's why we always strive to keep prices low.
Your needs – your choice
With us, you can always choose freely among all our health markers and design your own personal health check based on your needs.
Quick test results – reviewed by doctors
Within 1-5 working days you will receive your test results, these are reviewed and assessed by a doctor. In the event of significantly deviating test answers, you will be called. You can also make an appointment with a doctor for a personal review.
Add the health check or tests you want to carry out to the shopping cart, go to checkout and choose the payment option that suits you. After completed payment, we will send an email with an activation code for your referral. You use the activation code in the sample response service "My journal" to activate the referral and select the reception where you want to leave your samples.Read more
We collaborate with Sweden's leading laboratories, Unilabs, Karolinska and Synlab, as well as sampling clinics at Encia so that you as a customer get the highest possible quality. This is where you go for sampling performed by their experienced staff. The analysis is performed by authorized personnel at Unilabs, Synlab and Karolinska.Read more
To create your own referral select the specific markers you want to test for in the shopping cart. When you complete your purchase, a separate referral is created based on your choices.Read more
It usually takes 1-5 working days to get your test results, these are sent to you continuously as the analysis is done. The doctors comment will appear in the final report when all test results have been received, provided it is included in your analysis.Read more
No, blood tests do not replace contact with the healthcare system, which together with medical history, clinical examinations and possible blood tests can make a diagnosis.Read more
Yes, you can buy all tests and health checks with us for another person. After you complete a purchase, you will receive an email with an activation code. The activation code is not personal, which means that you can give the activation code to any person. The person who is to use the code needs to have a Swedish social security number or a valid reserve number.Read more