Diagnostic Prostatic Massage Laboratory Medicine

Updated: Apr 17, 2017
  • Author: Charbel E Chalouhy, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine Summary

Prostatic massage for EPS is the confirmatory test for the diagnosis of prostatitis; however, other adjunctive tests can be performed to aid the diagnosis of prostatitis, as follows:

  • Urine cytology

  • Postvoid residual

  • Urine flow rate

  • Symptom index

  • Urodynamics

  • Prostate ultrasonography

  • PSA test

  • Prostatitis questionnaire (see image below)

    NIH Chronic prostatitis symptom index (NIH-CPSI) NIH Chronic prostatitis symptom index (NIH-CPSI)