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What is CA 19.9?

CA 19.9 is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test for cancer, and it is not diagnostic of a specific type of cancer. Its main use is as a tumor marker: This test is used to differentiate between cancer of the pancreas and other conditions such as cancer of the pancreatis. It is also used to monitor the can cer progression and monitor pancreatic cancer recurrence.

Purpose of Test

Quantitative determination of CA 19.9 levels in human serum.

Test of Result Interpretation

< 39 U/mL.


No preparation required

Turnaround Time

24 Hrs