Turnaround Time: 4 hours
Type of tube needed:
- SST Serum Separated Tube
Tests included in this profile:
|Cancer||Cancer Antigen 19-9, Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Free PSA and PSA|
Importance of the profile:
You may need this test if you have a high risk of cancer, either due to symptoms or family history.
CA 19-9: This test looks for antigens called cancer antigen 19-9 in your blood. High levels of CA 19-9 are often a sign of pancreatic cancer. High levels can also be a sign of other cancers or certain noncancerous disorders, such as infections in the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Carcinoembryonic Antigen: This test is used to check how well treatment is working in certain types of cancer, particularly bowel cancer.
PSA: PSA testing may lead to prostate cancer being detected before symptoms develop.