Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Press Press

The PSA storm

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7334.431 (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:431

Rapid Response:

Back-up for PSA test?

I consider myself to be reasonably well informed about cancer (a
close relative has cancer). I am aware that the PSA test can yield false
positives and false negatives, so the key question is "what else can be
done to verify, or not, a PSA result?

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 February 2002
John M. WILLIAMS
retired
Swansea SA3 5NL