New blood test is 92% accurate at spotting signs of prostate cancer, study says trends now
New blood test is 92% accurate at spotting signs of prostate cancer and could save thousands from painful biopsies or MRI scans, study says A new blood test has achieved far better accuracy than the PSA test When same men were given a PSA test, positive results only 14 per cent accurate
A blood test can detect prostate cancer with 90 per cent accuracy, a study reveals.
Men who visit their GP with symptoms, such as straining while urinating, have a blood test called a PSA test.
But this is inaccurate, meaning thousands of men are wrongly told they may have prostate cancer and can be sent for a painful biopsy or MRI scan unnecessarily.
A new blood test has achieved far better accuracy – giving positive results which are 92 per cent accurate when tested on 147 men. When the same men were given the standard PSA test, their positive results were only 14 per cent accurate. The