Definition of prostate-specific antigen test

prostate-specific antigen test

(PROS-tayt-speh-SIH-fik AN-tih-jen ...)
A laboratory test that measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) found in the blood. PSA is a protein made by the prostate gland. The amount of PSA may be higher in men who have prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or infection or inflammation of the prostate. Also called PSA test.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms