CA 19-9 Blood Test in Ahmednagar
The CA 19-9 blood test measures the amount of CA-19-9 protein in the blood.
To monitor pancreatic cancer and ongoing cancer treatment. CA 19-9 levels often fluctuates and rises as cancer spreads, and falls down as tumors shrinks.
Your doctor would recommend this test for you if you have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or any other cancer caused by elevated levels of CA 19-9.
CA 19-9 is a type of tumor marker. Tumor markers are substances created by cancer cells or by normal cells in response to cancer in the body. Healthy people may have small amounts of CA 19-9 in their blood. Elevated levels of CA 19-9 are often a sign of pancreatic cancer. But at times, high levels can also indicate other types of cancer or some noncancerous disorders like liver cirrhosis and gallstones.
Since elevated levels of CA 19-9 can mean different things, the test is not only used for cancer but also for other conditions. It also helps monitor the progress of your cancer and the efficiency of cancer treatment.
Reference Values Of CA 19-9 Blood Test
The normal range of CA 19-9 is between 0 and 37 U/mL
- Your levels of CA 19-9 are increasing.It may mean your tumor is growing and your existing treatment is not working.
- Your levels of CA 19-9 are decreasing.It may mean your tumor is contracting and the treatment is working well.
- Your levels of CA 19-9 have not increased or decreased.It means that your condition is stable
If you have not been detected with pancreatic cancer and the results are elevated, it can mean the following:
- Pancreatitis, which is noncancerous swelling of the pancreas
- Liver disease
- Cystic fibrosis
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