How will it work?

Step 1: Will be a big step

If you’re 50 years or over, it’s probably a good idea to check your prostate health.
Most of us will always find an excuse not to do it, although it really is better to find out for sure.

Step 2: Make an appointment

The Mitomic® Prostate Test will not be available on the NHS immediately, that will take time.
You will however, be able to find a private provider with whom you can pay for the test yourself.

Step 3: At the clinic

You’ll be able to have a chat about prostate health and if you’re suitable for this test.

Step 4: Simple blood test

The Mitomic® Prostate Test is a simple blood test. The doctor will take a blood sample and send it to our laboratory.

Step 5: Results

In about 2 weeks, your doctor will be in touch to discuss the results of the test.
The outcome will be a simple yes (positive) or no (negative), so they will be well placed to talk through next steps with you.

Three good reasons

Know early

Results within 2 weeks mean you can get on with your life sooner or be proactive when
you need to be.

Fewer false answers

MPTTM is accurate and has been shown to reduce the need for more invasive tests and procedures.

Proven science

Thoroughly tested in clinical trials at leading universities and hospitals.

FAQs

Who is it for?

All men, 50 or over, with a PSA result less than 10ng/ml, who are concerned about their prostate health, or who are contemplating a biopsy.

How does it work?

Our cells contain two types of DNA. The type that most people are familiar with is called our nuclear DNA and it contains all the information that make us who we are as individuals; our height, hair and eye colour being the most obvious examples. However, sitting within our cells are small, bacteria-like structures called mitochondria, which contain their own DNA (mtDNA), and it is this lesser-known genetic code that the Mitomic® Prostate Test focusses on.



Mitochondria provide our cells with the energy to carry out all their required functions and, as such, are often referred to as the “powerhouses” of the cell. Like most living things, oxygen is required for the mitochondria to produce the cells’ energy, a by-product of which is a highly toxic form of oxygen, commonly referred to as a free radical, or Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS).



ROS are highly reactive, easily causing damage to DNA. As mtDNA is so near to site of ROS creation, it is readily damaged (or mutated), often very early on in a disease and, before any corresponding damage to nuclear DNA occurs. What makes mtDNA interesting is that unlike nuclear DNA, there are hundreds of copies, so there is no need for those that are damaged to be repaired. One particular mutation has been shown to be indicative of prostate cancer and the lack of mtDNA repair means that copies of this mutation quickly accumulate. It is the detection of this particular mutation that makes the Mitomic® Prostate Test able to accurately detect clinically significant prostate cancer early.

How is it different from some other tests?

The Mitomic® Prostate Test identifies changes in your Mitochondrial DNA which indicate whether the disease is present. Other blood and urine-based tests look at less accurate indicators taking into account associated factors like age, PSA, ethnicity. This approach can often lead to uncertainty, resulting in potentially unnecessary invasive procedures, such as biopsies.

With the Mitomic® Prostate Test, we look at a snapshot in time to give you a simple answer that can enable you to make better informed decisions about your available options.

How much will it cost?

Costs may vary between clinics. Budget for around £450-£500.

Take the first step…

Where is your nearest clinic?

The Mitomic® Prostate Test will initially only be available privately. It will take time to obtain NHS use.

If you find there is not a clinic near you once the test has launched, please either contact the company or keep checking this page, as we will be adding to our clinics all the time.