Apifiny Non-PSA Blood Exam

Sw1218 Member Posts: 67 Member

today, i went to a new urologist. i showed him my history. he performed a DRE and took two samples of blood, to test my PSA and another test called Apifiny Non-PSA blood exam. 

before he had my blood drawn, he performed a DRE. he said my prostate felt fine. one thing that has me concerned is the fact he performed the DRE before the blood test. i 4got to ask him to do the blood test first then DRE. my question to you is should i be concerned about the fact he did the DRE first?

also, what can any of you tell me about the apifiny blood exam? how accurate is it? what can affect the results? how is this test compared to free/total psa, pca3 test or the mri?