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CA 15-3 (CA15-3)

Cancer screens and cancer tests are for people wanting a routine cancer check maybe because they have a family history of a particular type of cancer or simply for peace of mind.

As cancer can have many signs or symptoms, we recommend that the tests are carried out in conjunction with one of our Health Checks.

This blood test has been designed to aid the identification of cancer in the bloodstream. It is a prevention test, the result of which does not in any way constitute a medical diagnosis and is not a replacement for recognised routine cancer tests such as mammography, colonoscopy / faecal occult blood testing, PAP smear / bimanual pelvic exam, or any physical exam.

CA15-3 is a protein which is produced by a variety of cells, particularly breast cancer cells. It is primarily used as a marker to see how a patient is responding to breast cancer treatment or in monitoring for recurrence of the disease.

Raised levels can be seen in non cancerous conditions, such as pregnancy, endometriosis and liver damage, as well as in other cancers such as stomach, ovarian, pancreas and lung. 

We will send you your CA 15-3 (CA15-3) finger-prick blood and test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood and 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.

Your CA 15-3 (CA15-3) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood and 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 and sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Your blood and 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.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your CA 15-3 (CA15-3) test results in your own personal dashboard.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood and test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your CA 15-3 (CA15-3) test results can be downloaded for your doctor. Want a hard-copy report? You will be given the opportunity to order one during the checkout process.