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Cancer Antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9)

Also known as: Cancer antigen-GI; CA-GI
Formal name: Cancer Antigen 19-9
Related tests: Bilirubin, CEA, Liver panel, Tumor markers

 

  • Why should I do it?

To help differentiate between cancer of the pancreas and other conditions; to monitor response to pancreatic cancer treatment and to watch for recurrence

 

  • When should I do it?

When your doctor suspects that you have pancreatic cancer and during or following pancreatic cancer treatment

 

  • What Kind of Sample is Needed?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

 

  • Test Preparation Needed?

None