Hey everyone, it's been a long time since I posted. Everything has been going pretty well, working on the ed with some progress, and until this last PSA Jeff's numbers have all been <0.01. We are at a new dr., so also at a new lab, and his test last week came back at .1 . (The dr. said they send it out to the Mayo clinic). It was a message the dr. left, and although he sounded a little concerned he said this could just be Jeff's baseline, so we'd check again in 3 months.
I CAN'T wait that long, Jeff's going to call him back tomorrow to see if we can go to the old lab, and see it it's changed. If it hasn't I would think that it was just a difference in the labs. But if it has, I really don't want to wait 3 months. Although Jeff's scores after surgery didn't change, there were cells detected in the margin.
Any ideas for us?
It looks like the first lab does the sensitive PSA since the value is given to the nearest 0.01 and the second lab is a standard PSA , which is sensitive to the nearest 0.1. My testing has all been done using the standard PSA, so my results look like Jeff's latest number. This would be a question to ask your physician regarding which test are they doing, the standard or sensitive PSA? Take care and hang in there....Tim