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

Collection Method

SST Serum Blood Test

Turn Around Time

3-5 business days

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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.

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

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Analytes

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

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