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Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal

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MEHRABI, S.; GHAFARIAN SHIRHZI, H.R.  and  RASTI, M.. Normal serum prostate specific antigen levels in men in Yasuj province, Islamic Republic of Iran. East. Mediterr. health j. [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.5, pp. 1190-1194. ISSN 1020-3397.

We assessed serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in 650 men over 40 years referred to 3 Yasuj hospitals for blood cell count in 2003/2004. Men affected by prostate cancer, prostatitis or transurethral instrumentation were excluded. PSA was determined by an immunoassay technique. PSA levels in different age groups were: 40-49-year-olds-mean = 0.7 ng/dL, normal = 0-1.35 ng/dL; 50-59-year-olds-mean = 0.9 ng/dL, normal = 0-1.85 ng/dL; 60-69-year-olds-mean = 1.6 ng/dL, normal = 0-3.2 ng/dL; > 70-years-olds-mean = 2.3 ng/dL, normal = 0-4.4 ng/dL. Normal PSA levels in our society were lower than those in the United States, Europe and Japan.

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