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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Carcinoembryonic Antigen)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Tube type: SST

Special instructions

Minimum retesting interval
Test should not be repeated within 7 days

Reference range
0 - 6


Turnaround Time
2 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
This Tumour Marker is used in monitoring diagnosed gastrointestinal malignancy. Its use in screening is limited by sensitivity and specificity. Recommend measurement pre-operatively in all ovarian cancer.


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