CEA Blood Test is a fingertip blood drop test, and you will have to collect a blood sample with the included sterile lancet.
This CEA assay (carcinoembryonic antigen test) is a visual immunoassay for the qualitative detection of CEA antigen in a blood sample. The CEA test is intended to be used to aid in the detection of various cancers. Elevated CEA is an indication of gastrointestinal cancer. Gastrointestinal cancers (such as the colon and stomach) are relatively common. Pancreatic, breast, and lung cancers also increase CEA and can be screened with this test.
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a tumor-associated antigen characterized as an oncofetal glycoprotein of approximately 200,000 molecular weight with Beta electrophoretic mobility, a single protein chain of about 800 amino acids, and 50-80% carbohydrate composition. CEA was first present as a specific antigen for adenocarcinoma of the colon. More recent studies have demonstrated CEA presence in a variety of malignancies, particularly those involving ectodermal tissues of gastrointestinal or pulmonary origin. Small amounts have also been demonstrated in secretions from the colonic mucosa. Additionally, CEA-like substances have been reported in normal bile from non-icteric patients. CEA testing can have significant value in the monitoring of patients. Persistent elevation in circulating CEA following treatment is strongly indicative of occult metastic and/or residual disease. A persistent rising CEA value may be associated with progressive malignant disease and poor therapeutic response. A declining CEA value is generally indicative of a favorable prognosis and good response to treatment. Measurement of CEA has been shown to be clinically relevant in the follow-up management of patients with colorectal, breast, lung, prostatic, pancreatic, ovarian, and other carcinomas. Follow-up studies of patients with colorectal, breast, and lung carcinomas suggest that the preoperative CEA level has prognostic significance.
- The product includes the necessary equipment for a single CEA test.
- Elevated CEA is an indication of gastrointestinal cancer. Samples need not be sent to the laboratory.
- CE marked for professional use.
- Easy to use. Contains clear instructions in Finnish, Swedish, and English.
- The result is immediately visible, no need for sending it to any lab.
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