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Have benign prostatic hyperplasia. Just wondering how much a PSA blood test should cost at the hospitals ( Chiang Mai )

Thanks for responses in advance.

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Understand this is not Chiang Mai or current but as no reply will post last had in December 2015 and cost 1,100 baht at Vejthani Hospital in Bangkok (90 minute).

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Private blood test clinic in Pattaya charges 700.

 

They do 4 tumour markers for 2,000, 1,100 sounds a bit steep I am aware of govt hospitals (not Chang Mai) charging 500.

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Srinakarin KhonKaen, govt teaching hospital, long list of blood tests including PSA about 1200 bhatt, guess PSA element 360 bhatt

 

Will be a guide no doubt for other govt hospitals

 

Half the cost of any KK private hospital

 

Test done at 8.30 am results can be collected two hours later, two locations for blood tests

 

Need to be registered there and get doctors form for tests, we use form from Chulalongkorn BKK and generally they will accept this

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4 hours ago, spornb said:

Srinakarin KhonKaen, govt teaching hospital, long list of blood tests including PSA about 1200 bhatt, guess PSA element 360 bhatt

 

Will be a guide no doubt for other govt hospitals

 

Half the cost of any KK private hospital

 

Test done at 8.30 am results can be collected two hours later, two locations for blood tests

 

Need to be registered there and get doctors form for tests, we use form from Chulalongkorn BKK and generally they will accept this

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REDUCING BLOOD TEST COSTS FURTHER additional observations

I need regular blood tests has been every three months, now, every six, so as to keep costs done I use quality colour photocopies of lab order and avoid the doctors costs each time

I then check results myself and so long as no significant movement since previous one do not need to consult doctor

I also have trends over a lengthy period

My PSA is of particular interest, after some surgery, it dropped three years ago to nearly zero, now it is well within the accepted levels but the tests show the speed it is increasing at is going up, a sign that all is not well

Blood test prices.pdf

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30 minutes ago, spornb said:

"...and avoid the doctors costs each time..."

The doctors fee at Srinagarind Hospital in KK is 50 baht.

Terry

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1 hour ago, TerryLH said:

The doctors fee at Srinagarind Hospital in KK is 50 baht.

Terry

Also avoids waiting time, which can at Srinakarin be substantial,  sometimes 2 hrs plus, sometimes not long, actually use the form from Chulalongkorn

 

Sometime invoices add nursing charge even if none, I have many many 200 plus invoices from both Chulalongkorn and Srinakarin, and paid a big sum in medical, maybe 1.5 M !!

Saving waiting time also good

We have our own parking space at Srinakarin !, disabled by new building almost always available

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San Sai government hospital charged me 300bht for a PSA blood test earlier this year.

Plus 50bht for hospital services (inc doctor and nurse).

 

@OP, but you're already taking medication, which as far as I know invalidates the PSA test.

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2 hours ago, spornb said:

My PSA is of particular interest, after some surgery, it dropped three years ago to nearly zero, now it is well within the accepted levels but the tests show the speed it is increasing at is going up, a sign that all is not well

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What did you have to cause it to drop that low, a prostatectomy ?

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I had a CMP blood draw including PSA and the cost was under 1100 baht. The drs fee was 400 baht. Done at the private hospital in Surin.

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4 minutes ago, canopus1969 said:

What did you have to cause it to drop that low, a prostatectomy ?

I had holep surgery in India, centre of prostate removed,  3 1/2 yrs ago, then cancer found, in prostate and else where, three months chemo and radiation at Chulalongkorn, all cancer gone but returned six months later, at present all quiet, but prostate continues to grow slowly, at 75 probably not a big deal, PSA back to 2.5 but doubling every six months, I was 72 when operated on, should have had prostate removed, but Thailand  said no cancer there,  chose to have no more chemo, and not have colostomy bag reversal, I will talk by PM to anyone who has these problems

 

Thailand very good on some cancers but way behind India on Prostate, I also pay all my own bills, and am cost conscious so long as it does not compromise quality

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Go to the Red Cross on the River (down river from US Consul) ... Just walk-in and go to 2nd floor - they do a number of blood tests... They will email you results... PSA 550 baht...


 

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Very interesting, some interesting competitive prices being exposed, many scream and shout about extortionate costs here, but personally I have had some very very excellent care at very affordable costs, I pay my own bills, I would say no insurance you need to be able to raise very quickly 1.0 m, my failsafe is still back to UK and say catch

 

Some minuses wait often 2/3 hrs for appointment, and same day but then UK 2/3 months if lucky, results from last MRI copy disc they will not post have to wait 4 days so wife has to go KhonKaen BKK and KhonKaen, inconvenient yes, but still overal very good

 

PLAN FOR THE WORST and hope for the best, AND HAVE A PLAN

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On 12/4/2019 at 11:51 AM, Sheryl said:

About 800-900  baht at a private lab such as https://www.brianet.com/en/news-update/brialab-chiangmai-openning/

 

At a hospital, more and you'll also have a doctor fee (another 750 - 1,500 depending on doctor and hospital) unless it is done as part of a checkup package. 

It so happened (after my earlier post) that I was going to the Lifestyle Clinic for a 4 tumour marker test today, not expecting any problems.

And it comes back OK except for the CEA which was through the roof.

So I will be going to the Pattaya Memorial tomorrow, can you advise what the procedure will be from here please? Will the first step be a colonoscopy? And after that biopsy? Or MRI.?

 

Any advice/information gladly accepted Sheryl.

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