At a recent blood test for a GP health screening I asked if a psa test could be added. It's yes if you're being treated by urology.
The GP uses a different hospital to my normal psa test and the result came back 0.08. Detectable and up at least 0.03 from 4.5 months ago.
The HCA doing the health screening knew nothing which is why you need to be under Urology.
That it had been <0.05 for 3 years made such a large percentage change in 4.5 months unlikely in my mind. Perhaps an error or an aberration or maybe another laboratory using 0.08 as undetectable. The GP doesn't use the < sign.
My usual Macmillan Nurse agreed to pull forward the next test. Amazingly it was <0.05, phew.
Whether the first test was wrong, went to a different lab that used 0.08 I don't know. The moral seems to be stick to the same hospital. Although I have been undetectable there before.
It was a reminder of how it felt being diagnosed, worrying and looking for answers. I still wonder how it happened and if there is something else I should heed from it.
Edited by member 01 Feb 2020 at 09:47
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