The most commonly encountered disease of Prostate is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH, which is observed (macroscopic and microscopic) in almost 50% of non peatered male dogs over 5 years old and in at least 90% of dogs over 7 years old.
The test refers to the measurement of an hormone that is secreted by the prostate cells, under the control of androgens. This hormone is a normal component of sperm representing more than 90% of proteins in the prostatic fluid. This protein is detected in the sperm and also in the blood. Hyperplasia of the prostatic cells induces an increase in the serum concentration of CPSE.
- Preventive tests- elderly animals
- Diagnosis- Symptoms of Prostatic Hyperplasia or Hyperandrogenism
- Monitoring of therapeutic treatment
- Serum or heparinized plasma more than 0.3m
- No special requirements during sample transport
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
- Vet in Progress Plus
- Serology & Immunology
- Specific Arginine Esterace - CPSE