Your phi score gives you and your doctor more information about what your elevated PSA might mean.
If your phi result is low, and other factors suggest that your cancer risk is low, your doctor may recommend against a biopsy, at least initially. More frequent check-ups (“watchful waiting”) may be all that you need.
If your phi result is high, and your doctor is concerned about other risk factors, a prostate biopsy, or other tests may be recommended.
Because phi is three times better at detecting prostate cancer, having a phi test before a prostate biopsy will give your doctor greater confidence that a biopsy is, or isn’t, the best choice for you.
Studies have shown that up to 75% of prostate biopsies come back negative1, meaning that there is a need for better information about your prostate health before a biopsy.
phi gives you the information you need.
*phi, or the Prostate Health Index, is a simple new blood test for the detection of prostate cancer. phi is indicated for use for men over 50 years of age with a PSA level between 2-10 ng/mL with a digital rectal exam that is non-suspicious for cancer.