What makes ProsMedic’s method different from the PSA test?
PSA is a protein substance that naturally occurs in the body even in healthy people. A PSA test measures the amount of PSA in the blood. In the case of prostate cancer, the value increases, which may indicate cancer. However, most people who have an elevated PSA level do not have cancer. An elevated value often leads to examinations and sampling which can be painful and psychologically stressful. The test result can also lead to an incorrect cancer diagnosis.
In prostate cancer, small vesicles called prostasomes, leak into the blood. They carry traces of their parent cell in the form of proteins. ProsMedic has developed antibodies that bind to just these. If the answer from the blood test is negative, the patient is healthy. If the answer is positive, it can be established with very high certainty that there is a cancer and how far it has progressed. In this way, the doctors can prescribe the right treatment with a very strong decision-making basis.