Lower PSA threshold may improve test's clinical value

September 1, 2003

Seattle-A new study suggests that a lower PSA threshold for consideringa prostate biopsy may improve the clinical value of the widely used test.In addition, lowering the threshold for biopsy may be particularly importantfor men under the age of 60 years, according to researchers from Brighamand Women's Hospital in Boston and Washington University School of Medicinein St. Louis.