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Antigen CA 19 - 9

It is a test (Cancer antigen CA 19 - 9) that belongs to the neoplasia markers. 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

The use of NSE is recommended for monitoring neoplastic disease and assessing the corresponding treatment mainly for:

  1. esophagus
  2. stomach
  3. Pancreas

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

  1. Colon
  2. gallbladder

This test is not included in a check up - screening

For adults (18-65 years old) indicative values are indicated < 37 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 of 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 19 - 9) 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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