Feb 03, 2014 - 1:05 pm
Just wanted to check with some members about sensitive PSA. I am 2 1/2 years post open surgery and the first 3 test after surgery my uro did a sensitive PSA. They all came back at <0.03. After that they have been doing normal PSA test where they only go to 0.1. They all have read 0.0. He has said he would not recommend any treatments until 0.1 so they don't do sensative after that. He also said the insurance would not pay for sensitive PSA since they were not necessary. They do the normal PSA test in their office but have to send them to another lab for the sensitive. My concern is that if it would go over 0.03 I think I would want to start thinking about my alternatives and start treatments before it got to 0.1. It seems that most members are getting the sensitive test. My PSA before surgery was only 3.3. Am I being too cautious or should I push the issue?