Cancer antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is a tumor marker for pancreatic cancer.
This Test Includes
CA19.9 - Pancreatic Cancer Marker
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
This test is advised in aid the diagnose of pancreatic cancer, monitor treatment response and watch for or detect recurrence.
Elevated CA19.9 may also be seen in other non-malignant conditions (thyroid disease, liver disease, bile duct obstruction, pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis) and malignancies (lung, stomach, liver, gallbladder and bile duct, colorectal, ovarian cancer).
What is this test
CA 19.9 is useful to monitor the response to treatment and if elevated suggests recurrence in patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Elevated concentrations are not specific. Use in patients with other medical conditions is not advised.