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Increased M2-PK values can sometimes also occur in severe inflammatory diseases which must be excluded by differential diagnosis. If elevated levels of M2PK are present, it is recommended to request more specific tumour marker tests such as (CEA) for bowel cancer, CA 19-9 for pancreatic cancer and CA 72-4 for gastric cancer. This will significantly increase the sensitivity to detect various cancers.
M2PK can be ordered as a single marker or in alliance with a CDSA panel that includes certain GIT markers.
- Bloating, pain or nausea
- Loose or watery stools
- Undigested food in the stool
- Food intolerances
- Gastroesophageal reflux symptoms
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.