After going from <.02 for 2 years, then to .02 5 months ago, I got my latest results this morning, and it was a disappointment. Test came back at .033.
Different lab, unlike the previous tests which were using a "Roche ECLIA Methodology" , (I had to go to labcorp this time and going forward, as my Drs lab was sold to them), this test was an "chemiluminescent immunoassay (I assume also ECLIA) done on an Abbott Digital Analyzer"
I know you can't compare lab to lab, nevertheless, I think labcorp can detect anything .006 or higher - this is way higher than .006.
Needless to say I'm disappointed, I was hoping the .02 done 5 months ago is a fluke. Im guessing I'm on the way to BCR. And with negative margins I'm guessing the odds of SRT working aren't that great.
A question.....my hip has been bothering me lately, not just when I'm moving around, but also when I'm sitting or lying down. I always assumed it's just arthritisnor bursitis, and at these low PSA levels it can't be Mets. Am I correct? I don't want to start thinking crazy.
Another question... so when I input data into the nomograms, what do I put in "how many months undetectable? My Dr considers anything under .05, undetectable. But clearly, this is measurable PSA. Does MSKCC use .1 in their nomograms? Anyone know? Do I still put data in the nomograms that assumes I'm "undetectable?
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 6/1/2017 5:12:42 AM (GMT-6)