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Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

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What is a Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test?

The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is a blood test that measures the level of CEA in the blood. CEA is a pro

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Test Details (Parameters included : 1)

Parameter No. of Parameter


Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)



5:00 PM (Daily)

2 ml Ambient

Frequently asked questions

Persistent bleeding at the blood draw site, bruising, and infection are some of the possible side effects after a carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test.

No, the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test should not be used alone to monitor cancer treatment. It is most reliable and accurate when monitored longitudinally over time rather. You should not use it at a single time point as a single value. It should be used along with physical findings, symptoms, other tumour markers, and imaging studies to evaluate cancer and its treatment.

There is very little risk associated with the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test. Since it is a blood test, you may experience light-headedness, bleeding, bruising, or fainting during the process.

Benign conditions like pancreatitis, smoking, COPD, hepatitis, benign breast diseases, lung infection, and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease are associated with an increase in the levels of CEA.

No, CAN ADD - CEA is sometimes also designated or known as Tumor marker or tumor antigen. Tumor markers are substances that some cancel cells make and shed into body fluids at times.
CEA apart from blood can also be done using Peritoneal fluid (abdominal fluid), Pleural fluid (fluid from lung space), Cerebrospinal fluid CSF (fluid from spinal cord/ brain).

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