Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum

Turn Around Time

48 hours Turnaround times are estimates


A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test used to assess 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.


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

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Common Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Abdominal pain
    • Bloating
    • Change of bowel movement
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Bleeding from the rectum
    • Fatigue
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Symptoms of anaemia
    • Weight loss

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.

Find a Practitioner

How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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