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CA-19.9 Test


CA-19.9 is a protein typically present in minimal amounts in the bloodstream and gastrointestinal tract. Nevertheless, pancreatic cancer can cause an increase in CA-19.9 levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CA-19.9 test measures the level of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) in the blood. Elevated CA 19-9 levels can indicate various conditions, including pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, or other gastrointestinal cancers.

The CA-19.9 test is primarily done to monitor certain types of cancer, particularly pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer. It measures the level of CA 19-9, a tumor marker, in the blood. Elevated CA 19-9 levels may indicate the presence of these cancers or their progression.

The CA-19.9 test is typically recommended for individuals with suspected pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, or other gastrointestinal cancers. It may be ordered when there are symptoms suggestive of these cancers, such as jaundice, abdominal pain, or unexplained weight loss. Additionally, individuals undergoing treatment for these cancers may have the CA-19.9 test done to monitor treatment response or detect cancer recurrence.

If CA-19.9 test results are abnormal, indicating elevated levels, further evaluation is needed. This may involve imaging studies, tissue biopsies, and treatment planning for suspected cancers. Additional monitoring may be necessary for cancer patients.

During a CA-19.9 test, a blood sample is collected from a vein in your arm. You may feel a slight pinch. The procedure is quick, and results are typically available within days for consultation with your healthcare provider.

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