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SKU: E365

Elite 365 Male

From: £399.00

A comprehensive, quick and reassuring way of assessing your current state of health. Containing all the key tests your doctor would order, this panel of tests has been carefully selected to give you important insights into your health and wellbeing.

SKU: E365 Category: Product ID: 506

Description

A comprehensive health assessment including looking for Heart disease, Diabetes, Liver and Kidney function, iron status (over 50 different tests) which form a vital tool in understanding your current state of health.  The Elite health assessment also includes an ECG and a test of aerobic fitness.

Key tests include tests for Ovarian cancer, Prostate cancer, full blood count, kidney function, liver health, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, iron status, and inflammation markers.

Package includes the following:

  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Function
  • Heart Rhythm Check
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Full Blood Count (16 tests)
  • Inflammation Marker
  • PSA/CA-125 (Cancer Markers)
  • Vitamin D (Energy Levels)
  • FOB (Bowel Cancer)
  • H-Pylori (Stomach Bacteria / Cancer)
  • Lung Function and Lung Age
  • Liver function (5 tests)
  • Kidney status (3 tests)
  • Iron and Urea levels (4 tests)
  • Lifestyle and Mood Assessment
  • Measuring your body
  • Body Composition
  • Cholesterol panel
  • Heart Disease Risk
  • Check for Diabetes
  • Healthy Lifestyle Coaching
  • 12 months GP ASK service
  • 30 days GP CONSULT service

Additional information

Service option

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What is the PSA test?

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate, which can increasingly leak out into the blood stream in prostate cancer. The PSA test is used to detect higher levels of PSA in the blood which may indicate prostate cancer or may be used to monitor progress if currently on treatment for prostate cancer. However, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of this test before you request it.

What are the benefits of having a PSA test?

Having a PSA test may to lead to an earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer even before symptoms develop (localised prostate cancer is usually asymptomatic and localised advanced prostate cancer is also frequently asymptomatic).

Earlier detection may improve life expectancy or possibly increase the chance of it being cured. According to Cancer Research UK, between 2013 to 2017 almost 80% of men with prostate cancer across all stages will survive their cancer for 10 years or more.

Does a positive PSA result always indicate Prostate Cancer?

A positive test result (high level for your age) could indicate prostate cancer and hence further Specialist assessments as well as investigations will be required (such as a biopsy or MRI scans).

However, there are several other conditions that could cause a rise in PSA levels such as enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), an inflamed prostate (Prostatitis), having a catheter, a relatively quick onset of unable pass urine like normal (acute urinary retention) and a urine infection, to name but a few.

How accurate is it in detecting Prostate Cancer?

According to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence):

  • False Negative – Of those patients who have a negative result 15% may have prostate cancer, with 2% of these patients having aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
  • False Positive – 75% of patient who have a positive PSA test result have no signs of prostate cancer after having a biopsy.

If the result is negative does this rule out Prostate Cancer?

No, a negative test does not rule out prostate cancer and hence a physical examination would normally be recommended to be performed by your GP or Specialist, especially if you have symptoms. Possible symptoms of Prostate Cancer include persistent low back/bone pain, fatigue, erectile problems, blood in the urine, unexplained weight loss, passing urine more often, increased urgency to pass urine and dribbling towards the end of passing urine.

What are the limitations/risks of the PSA test?

Having a falsely positive PSA test result may lead to unnecessary investigations and possibly experiencing adverse effects to those investigations, for example possible bleeding or infection after a biopsy.

Some prostate cancers may not cause any symptoms and some, due to their localised slow growing nature, are predicted to cause symptoms/complications after the patient’s current life expectancy. Hence, a positive PSA test result may lead to a diagnosis of prostate cancer and therefore subsequent prostate cancer treatment, the adverse effects of which include inability to control urine flow (urinary incontinence) and sexual dysfunction may be experienced, for a prostate cancer that would not have caused symptoms or affected their current life expectancy.

By clicking ‘Yes’ you are consenting to having the PSA Test as part of your health assessment

Other useful resources that could aid your decision include:
Cancer Research UK www.cancerresearchuk.org
Prostate Cancer UK www.prostatecanceruk.org
Health Talk Online www.healthtalkonline.org
Macmillan Cancer Support www.macmillan.org.uk