Which prostate-specific antigen (PSA) velocity finding should prompt a prostate biopsy?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Lanna Cheuck, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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PSA velocity is an important concept. A PSA velocity of lower than 0.75ng/mL/y has traditionally been used to prompt a prostate biopsy. However, evidence suggests in men younger than 50 years, a PSA velocity of 0.6 ng/mL/y may be more appropriate.


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