CARCINO EMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA)

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Carcinoembryonic antigen Test

What is Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) ?

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) plays a role in cancer dissemination as CEA levels are increased in almost all types of cancers (mainly ovarian cancer). It is normally produced during the development of a fetus and production stops before birth. It is usually not present in the blood of healthy adults. Continuous monitoring of Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) should be initiated before starting the disease therapy in order to evaluate the prognosis.

Technique

C.L.I.A

Who prescribes

Oncologists, Surgeons, General Medicine

Sample type

SERUM

Fasting

NON Fasting