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All PSA Blood Test and Free PSA Test Explained

Are you confused and anxious about PSA blood test result? so I would like to give you advice if you have a risk of a prostate cancer or not? PSA is important indicator for prediction of prostate cancer and the tumor marker of choice, and we will go further in explaining how PSA assess prostate cancer. What does PSA mean? PSA meaning is a medical term for Prostate-Specific Antigen. What is a PSA test? PSA is a blood test for measuring Prostate-Specific Antigen, the protein liquefying human semen. PSA test is different than the DRE test which is a rectal examination by a healthcare...

What is Hematocrit (HCT) in CBC test results?

Hematocrit is a measure of packed red blood cells volume (PCV) what does this means? It means, the laboratory phlebotomist drawing a blood sample for complete blood count test, inside the lab, a laboratory technician takes a small fraction of the sample into a capillary tube, centrifuge the tube, after minutes, he screen the separated plasma and red cells which aggregated in the bottom, the length of the red cell packed in the bottom is directly a measure of HCT level. The process means that HCT test or Crit. is a ratio of total red blood cells (only) volume to the total...