What are the benefits of the ExoDx Prostate Test (EPI)?
The ExoDx Prostate Test provides a risk assessment for finding clinically significant prostate cancer that otherwise relies on biopsy in men with an elevated PSA. Right now, there just isn’t great information that can help doctors and patients screen for and diagnose prostate cancer without the over-reliance on prostate biopsies. The EPI Test provides a simple, painless, and accurate answer to inform the prostate biopsy decision. If the test result indicates that a “low risk”, then the man and his doctor (using all other clinical information including family history, prior PSA, abnormal DRE) may decide to defer prostate biopsy – avoiding the pain, complications and costs associated with a prostate biopsy.
**The ExoDx Prostate test is a simple, non-invasive urine test that provides valuable information for the biopsy decision.**
The EPI Test works by analyzing prostate cancer-specific genomic biomarkers that are highly expressed during tumor cell growth found in the urine. These biomarkers are measured in a clinical laboratory and a validated algorithm calculates a score to determine a man’s risk of having aggressive or clinically significant prostate cancer.
|If your ExoDx IntelliScore is:||The Result Means This:||The intervention is this:|
|< 15.6||Low risk or benign||Potentially avoid biopsy
|> 15.6||Higher risk||Proceed to biopsy|
Should I Get The ExoDx Prostate Test?
If you are a man over the age of 50 with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) of 2-10 ng/mL and are considering a prostate biopsy, then you should talk to your doctor or health care provider about The ExoDx ProstateTest.
The ExoDx Prostate Test helps physicians and patients make critical decisions about whether or not to proceed to or defer prostate biopsy.
The ExoDx Prostate Test:
- Simple, non-invasive urine test
- Included in the May 2019 NCCN guidelines
- Granted Breakthrough Designation by the FDA
- Covered by Medicare
- Performed in more than 50,000 men
- Proven to avoid almost 30% of biopsies
Common Reasons for a Prostate Biopsy
A prostate biopsy is used to diagnose prostate cancer. Your doctor may recommend a prostate biopsy if any of these prostate cancer symptoms are present:
- Family history of prostate cancer
- Elevated or high PSA
- Increasing PSA over time
- Abnormal results from a digital rectal exam (DRE)
1 Tutrone, R., Donovan, M.J., Torkler, P. et al. Clinical utility of the exosome based ExoDx Prostate(IntelliScore) EPI test in men presenting for initial Biopsy with a PSA 2–10 ng/mL. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41391-020-0237-z