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What is the Wait Time For PSA After Digital Rectal Exam?

06/15/2007

Question:

How long should one wait to have the PSA drawn after a digital rectal exam?

Answer:

This issue has been evaluated many times. It is currently accepted now that a PSA can be drawn at any time after a DRE.

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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