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Carcino Embryonic Antigen Test Overview
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a glycoprotein normally found in embryonic stage. Its concentration in blood increases in certain tumors i.e., colorectal cancer, medullary thyroid carcinoma, breast, gastrointestinal tract, liver, lung, ovarian, pancreatic and prostatic cancers.
It is often used for monitoring colorectal & gastrointestinal cancer patients and their response to treatment
Summary Price Of Carcino Embryonic Antigen Test
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The cost of Carcino Embryonic Antigen Test in India varies as per the city in India.
The average price of Carcino Embryonic Antigen Test ranges from ₹550 to ₹860.
The price for the test in the following cities is:
- Chennai: ₹780
- Delhi: ₹700
- Mumbai: ₹850
- Pune: ₹780
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Frequently Asked Questions
Carcino embryonic antigen test is done to monitor patients of malignancy especially colorectal and gastrointestinal cancer.
Serial monitoring of CEA is done to compare concentrations before and after treatment and also to establish a possible recurrence. Thus it can help assessing the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiotherapy
This test is not a effective tool to diagnose cancer
carcino embryonic antigen test measures CEA a glycoprotein, in blood of the patients. Levels increase in patients with certain type of cancers
Carcino embryonic antigen test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer.
The results of carcino embryonic antigen test when done over an interval help monitor condition of the patient and his response to treatment. However, a gross increase of CEA to >20 ng/mL in a patient with compatible symptoms are suggestive of the presence of cancer.
CEA levels fall after successful treatment to normal levels in 1-4 months
Levels may increase in certain non-cancerous conditions like smoking, hepatic disease, trauma, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, cirrhosis, COPD, Crohn's disease and hypothyroidism. Though the level in such cases is below 10 ng/ mL
Patients should do a follow-up testing preferably through the same laboratory as different assays can give different result values on the same sample
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