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CA 125 Test Overview
A CA-125 blood test can be utilised as a part of a comprehensive strategy for ovarian and other cancer screening. It is used as a screening technique for those who are at high risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Frequently asked questions
A CA-125 test is a blood test that quantifies your body's levels of the protein CA-125,
also known as cancer antigen 125. It is a form of a biomarker or a chemical in your
blood that might be an indication of a disorder or disease, is CA-125.
You need this:
- If you have the BRCA gene in you. A gene is a section of your DNA that has
instructions for how your body functions.
- You have ovarian cancer in your biological family.
- There was ovarian cancer in you.
A CA-125 test requires no preparation from you.
The test result may take up to 24 - 48 hours to be ready.