Why Use X-ZELL ProstateTM?Avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies
Proven benefits to improve patients outcomes
Physicians typically recommend traditional prostate biopsies if they suspect prostate cancer. These biopsies, however, can be painful and are prone to complications7, because they involve taking 12 tissue samples from different areas of your prostate using a biopsy needle. Over 50% of patients receiving a biopsy turn out not to have cancer, which means you received a biopsy even though you are healthy. What’s more, in another 25% of patients, the biopsy actually fails to detect the cance – in other words, the biopsy is false-negative.
Due to the low sensitivity of traditional tissues biopsies, physicians often recommend repeat biopsies – potentially causing additional pain and complications (bleeding, infection)7 and incurring additional costs. X-ZELL ProstateTM can break the cycle by detecting the presence or absence of prostate-derived tumor cells in your blood – helping healthy patients avoid unnecessary biopsies and protecting those harbouring cancer from false negative results. X-ZELL ProstateTM may therefore also remove the need for repeat biopsies.
Indications For Use
If test results are positive
An MRI scan of the prostate is recommended to avoid a false-negative prostate biopsy.
The MRI scan should be taken at facilities offering fusion biopsies or MRI guided biopsies.
If results are negative
In case your physician strongly suspects prostate cancer, they should proceed according to current guidelines.
If your physician recommends ‘watchful waiting’, you may request to repeat our blood test alongside with follow-up measures recommended by your physician.