Mike, if. Am understanding correctly, your PSA at diagnosis in April was 29.5, you had RP surgery 3 months ago, which would be July, just 3 months after the 29.5 reading. And the 3 month reading post surgery remained at 29.5.
If I am correct, and I'm not missing anything, then this makes no sense whatsoever. Was this your first Post surgery test, or was there one before this and if so, what was it.
Just to fill you in, if you didn't see the threads referred to above, I had surgery in January, and after 3 post surgery PSA tests coming back I ndetectable , my most recent one two weeks ago, came back at 3.88. My Dr felt there was a high likelihood this was a lab error, and retested, the results of the retest showed it in fact was a lab error.
Subsequently the original lab retested the original blood sample and in their words "could not duplicate the original result of 3.88", and in fact the retest confirmed 0.00 obtained by my doc.
So I will bet money, even with a G9, that there is a really big mistake here. Can you share with me, what lab you used? I used Quest. If it is Quest, and it in fact is a lab error, this would be, coupled with my experience, egregious and indicative of a pattern.
I have been in touch with the Director, Test Design, Senior Scientific Director/oncology , at Quest, who oversaw the investigation and retest of my blood, I am sure, if this does turn out to be an error, that he would be very interested learning f your situation. I'd be happy to transmit your issue and information to him to look at, if in fact the lab happens to be Quest. Feel free to email me if you prefer.
I am very interested in learning how this turns out, please follow up and let us know.
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 10/22/2015 7:05:55 PM (GMT-6)