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CA-19.9

Alternate names:
CA19.9, CA199
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
CA199
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Notes:

CA-19.9 is raised in many gastrointestinal malignancies and also in non-malignant conditions eg: cholangitis, cirrhosis and pancreatitis. It is most often used as a tumour marker for pancreatic cancer.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
5 hours
Reference Interval:

< 27 kU/L