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Antigen CA 15 - 3

Cancer antigen CA 15 - 3 belongs to the markers of neoplasia. These substances at some level are produced by normal body cells. When "new" cells appear, then their most intense metabolism produces these substances at increased levels.

Young cells can be a result of:

  1. tissue regeneration after some destruction - inflammation
  2. development of new pathologically differentiated tissue or non-pathologically differentiated tissue

It is recommended to use it to monitor neoplastic disease and assess the corresponding treatment mainly for:

  1. Breast
  2. ovaries
  3. Cervix

The index can additionally be used in the same way in neoplasms to:

  1. Colon
  2. stomach
  3. esophagus
  4. lungs

This test is not included in a check up - screening

Indicative values for adults (18-65 years old):

  1. Normal: < 30 U/L
  2. In cirrhosis, acute hepatitis ​​< 50 U/L

Simple blood collection happens at any time of the day (7.30-19.30)

  1. without restrictions on food from the previous day
  2. without restrictions on possible medication intake
  3. the result is not affected by any existing transient illness - cold
  1. The result is given on the same day
  2. Possibility of urgent response in 1 hour

The private costs of a single examination (Cancer antigen CA 15 - 3) are 25 euros*.

The examination is prescribed at the EOPYY**, with the participation of the examinee as defined in the referral (15%, unless otherwise stated)

*A 25% discount applies when participating in Check Up

**In our center we have doctors with the right to prescribe EOPYY prescriptions

Information selected - indicative with sources: Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests - J.Wallach and

The choice and explanation of the use of the analysis is the exclusive responsibility of your doctor

Edited by : Ioannis Grattisia Head of Laboratory / MSc Clinical Biochemistry - Molecular Biology

April 2019

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