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Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125)

Also known as: CA 125 tumor marker
Formal name: Cancer Antigen 125
Related tests: Tumor markers, BRCA-1 and BRCA-2

 

  • Why should I do it?

To monitor treatment for ovarian cancer or to detect recurrence

 

  • When should I do it?

Before starting therapy for ovarian cancer or if at high risk for developing ovarian cancer, and at intervals during and after treatment

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None