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Carcino Embryonic Antigen (CEA) -Blood SST (Test Code 6107)

A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test used to help diagnose and manage certain types of cancers, especially cancer of the colon. The test measures the amount of CEA present in the blood.

Analytes:

• CEA- Primarily: Colorectal (also breast, liver, lung, pancreas, thyroid)

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The Carcino Embryonic Antigen (CEA) is commonly ordered when:
• Someone is being monitored for cancer recurrence.
• It is suspected that there is colon cancer or other cancers such as medullary thyroid cancer and cancers of the rectum, lung, breast, liver, pancreas, stomach, and ovaries.
• Monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for someone who has been diagnosed with liver, testicular or ovarian cancer

Common Conditions:

• Symptoms of anaemia
• Change of bowel movement
• Bleeding from the rectum
• Weight loss
• Fatigue
• Bloating
• Abdominal pain

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

 

Analytes

CEA- Primarily: Colorectal (also breast, liver, lung, pancreas, thyroid)