What is the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test?
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) is a protein that is primarily associated with certain types of cancers. The most common way to monitor the CEA is through a blood test, although other bodily fluids may be tested as well.
When is the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To check cancer treatment (like colon, pancreas, breast, lung, ovarian, or medullary thyroid cancer), including response to therapy and recurrence.
As the indicator of the level of cancer or size of tumour present (tumour burden).
As a follow-up to a positive screening test for cancer: to compare the values to whether the level falls to normal (indicating that the cancer was all likely removed) after cancer treatment.
To assist in cancer staging.
What does it measure?
The Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test measures:
How much Carcinoembryonic Antigen is in the blood, spinal fluid, or peritoneal fluid?
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) is a protein that is present in the tissues of a developing baby (foetus).
The CEA test is done to analyse cancer treatment. It acts as the major indicator of the size of the current tumour and also helps to assist in cancer staging.
CEA testing is not used for the screening of cancer in those who have no symptoms. This test is also not used for cancer diagnosis because other non-cancerous conditions can cause CEA levels to increase, as not all cancers cause CEA levels to rise.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 8 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test in Delhi?
The cost of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test in Delhi is Rs. 900.
How often should I get tested for the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test?
The Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test?
< 3.0 ng/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 the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test in Delhi?
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 Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. 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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