Randox Laboratories has released a prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This allows for the testing of indications of prostate cancer and other prostate conditions such as prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Produced by both normal and malignant prostate cells, PSA functions to liquify semen in the seminal coagulum allowing sperm cells to move freely and to dissolve the cervical mucus permitting the sperm cells migration to the uterus. Levels of PSA are low in healthy men but elevate in the presence of prostate cancer and other mentioned conditions. 

PSA screening is recommended for men over 40 years old that would be considered high risk: Black men, men with germline variants of BRCA1 or BRCA2 and/or men with a family history of prostate cancer. 

For those not considered to be high-risk, screening is still recommended between the ages of 55-70. 

Features & Benefits:

  • Manufactured using human serum, ensuring a matrix like patient sample. 
  • This control has been optimized for use with Roche systems, but it is suitable for use across a variety of other platforms. 
  • Liquid Frozen format for convenience and reduced handling errors. It has an impressive open vial stability of thirty days at 2 degrees Celsius—eight degrees Celsius minimizing waste. There is also one year of shelf life from the date of manufacture. 
  • The control has been optimised for use with Roche systems, but it is also suitable for a variety of other platforms. 

Randox is a global leader in healthcare diagnostics; today more than 5% of the world’s population—more than 370 million people across 145 countries—receive medical diagnosis using Randox products each year. Randox is the largest diagnostic company from the UK and exports over 95% of products worldwide. Randox’s products and services are used in hospitals, clinical, research and molecular laboratories, food testing, forensic toxicology, life sciences, and veterinary laboratories.

Featured Image: Randox has released a PSA test for indications of prostate cancer. Photo: Randox