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)