PSA testing

The PSA test is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by normal cells in the prostate and also by prostate cancer cells. It’s normal to have a small amount of PSA in your blood, and the amount rises as you get older and your prostate gets bigger. A raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, but not necessarily cancer.

Brighton Lions, in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation, hold PSA testing sessions from time to time.

The test involves taking a blood sample which is sent to a hospital laboratory for analysis. The result will be sent to you by post or email within two weeks or so. Only trained nurses will perform the tests, which are free of charge to men aged between 45 and 80.

We were planning to hold another testing day on 26th September 2020 but regret that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, that will no longer be possible. A tentative date of 25th September 2021 has been agreed when, all being well, testing will take place at Bishop Hannington church lounge, Nevill Avenue, Hove. Complete the form below and submit your details if you would like us to advise you when bookings are being taken.