What is the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test?
Cancer Antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is a protein that is found in the blood. When it is found in higher levels, CA 19-9 may indicate the presence of certain types of cancer or non-cancerous conditions. CA 19-9 is used alongside other types of testing, such as imaging, to help diagnose any disease, monitor a patient’s response to treatment, and assist in detecting the return of the disease after treatment.
When is the CA 19–9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test recommended?
It is recommended:
The CA 19-9 test may be ordered along with other tests, such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), bilirubin, and/or liver function tests, when a patient has any symptoms that may indicate pancreatic cancer, along with abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss, and jaundice.
If CA 19-9 is increases initially in pancreatic cancer, then it may be tested several times during cancer treatment to check the response and, regularly following the treatment, to help detect recurrence of cancer.
What does it measure?
The CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test measures:
The amount of cancer antigen 19-9 is released into the bloodstream. This substance is produced in many of the cells in the body, including some types of healthy cells and certain cancer cells.
CA 19-9 can increase as a result of pancreatic cancer and other cancers of the digestive system. It can also increase by non-cancerous conditions, such as scarring of the liver. Because it might be affected by multiple conditions, CA 19-9 testing is not used as the only test to make a diagnosis.
CA 19-9 test is used to evaluate pancreatic cancer patients who have received treatment with surgery to check for evidence of a recurrence. A recurrence is a return of the disease, usually after a certain period when it was not detectable.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 48 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test in Bangalore is Rs. 1200.
How often should I get tested for the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test?
The CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test?
< 37.0 U/ml.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a CA 19.9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the CA 19.9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the CA 19-9 (Pancreatic Cancer Marker) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Or our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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