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Blood Test Information

CA-125
 
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions
None

Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeatind within 7 days

Reference range
0 - 35

Units
IU/mL

Turnaround Time
2 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
CA-125 is a tumour marker for diagnosed ovarian cancer. Its application in screening is limited by sensitivity and specificity. Pre-operative measurement should always be made, and include CEA , as in some rare cases of ovarian cancer this may be elevated when CA125 is not.

 
 

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