The proportion of free to total prostate specific antigen: a method of detecting prostate carcinoma.


BACKGROUND Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is the most useful marker for prostate carcinoma (CaP). However, the sensitivity and specificity for PSA are not sufficient for the diagnosis of organ-confined prostate carcinoma. Recent studies have revealed that anti-PSA antibody identifies both PSA complexed to alpha-1-antichymotrypsin and free PSA, whereas anti… (More)