TRUS biopsy

Q | is a TRUS biopsy necessary?

A | Your urologist arranges this test after consultation.

You may be asked to see a urologist in the first instance for a number of reasons, such as urinary symptoms (slow flow, urinary dribbling, getting up at night, etc.) or after having your PSA tested as part of a medical screening.

The TRUS biopsy is usually indicated for the following reasons to exclude cancer of the prostate:

  • Raised PSA blood test
  • An abnormal feeling prostate when examined by your urologist
  • A combination of the above