What is the Chromogranin A test?
Chromogranin A is a secretory protein. It is located in a large, dense-core vesicle of neuroendocrine cells. Chromogranin A-derived peptides are involved in a range of activities like glucose metabolism, tumor angiogenesis, regulation of blood pressure, and neuroprotection. The neuroendocrine cells have nerve and hormone aspects and are found in all organs of the body. These cells can give rise to both benign and malignant tumors.
When is the Chromogranin A test recommended?
It is recommended:In the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors.To assess disease progression.To evaluate response to therapy.To detect recurrence after surgical resection.Chromogranin A is the first line of testing for diagnosing Carcinoid tumors.
What does it measure?
The Chromogranin A test: Analyzes the amount of Chromogranin A protein in a sample of blood. The CgA levels can be elevated in patients with a range of health conditions. However, the CgA testing is typically reserved for the diagnosis and management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. CgA is produced by cells of the neuroendocrine system. Neuroendocrine cells have the properties of both nerve cells and hormone-producing cells. The Neuroendocrine cells receive the signals from the nervous system that trigger them to release hormones and other substances, including CgA, into the blood. Neuroendocrine cells are present in organs throughout the body.Neuroendocrine tumors are developed when there is an abnormal growth of neuroendocrine cells. It depends on the type of Neuroendocrine tumor (NET), the size, and whether it has spread. This may cause CgA levels to become elevated. For this reason, CgA testing can play an important role in the care of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 72 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Chromogranin A test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Chromogranin A test in Bangalore is Rs.6900
How often should I get the Chromogranin A test?
The Chromogranin A test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Chromogranin A test?
0 - 95 ng/mL
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Chromogranin A test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Chromogranin A test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Chromogranin A 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 slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Chromogranin A 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. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic 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!