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Prostate Cancer

Antibiotic Distortion of PSA?

04/04/2008

Question:

I was on the antibiotic Augmentin for 10 days when I took my Total and Free PSA blood test. Would that in any way distort my true result?

Answer:

Antibiotics should not distort your PSA (total or free).

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University