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CA 19-9 is a tumour marker test for a protein in the blood which is commonly elevated in pancreatic cancer. It is tested along with other tumour markers to investigate symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Elevated CA 19-9 is found in around 70% of people with advanced pancreatic cancer but is also present in other cancers such as lung and bowel cancer.
CA 19-9 is used to monitor treatment of diagnosed pancreatic cancer as well as to test for recurrence. It is not recommended as a screening test for cancer; a normal result does not rule out pancreatic cancer and an elevated result does not necessarily confirm the presence of pancreatic cancer. CA 19-9 can be elevated in non-cancerous conditions such as pancreatitis, bile duct obstruction (gallstones) and liver disease.
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This test contains a tumour marker test. Please see your doctor if you are suffering any unusual symptoms which persist - do not use these tests to self-diagnose. Tumour markers are most useful when viewed in conjunction with a clinical examination. Results do not constitute a diagnosis of cancer and markers are often tested to monitor treatment when cancer has already been diagnosed, or to check that it has not returned. Cancer markers can be elevated in benign conditions and results often produce false positives. Sometimes tumour markers can be normal even though cancer is present. Please make sure that you think carefully about the risks and benefits before taking this test.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
CA 19-9 (Pancreatic/Gut Antigen 19-9) is a tumour marker test which is mainly associated with pancreatic cancer and gastric cancer but can be raised in other cancers such as ovarian and liver cancer. Tumour markers can also be elevated in benign (non-cancerous) conditions and are not recommended as screening tests.
We will send you your CA 19-9 (CA19-9) finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your CA 19-9 (CA19-9) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your CA 19-9 (CA19-9) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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