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Biomarkers Included with the CA125 Blood Test blood test
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About the CA125 Blood Test blood test
CA125 is a type of tumour marker. This test measures the amount of CA125 protein that both women and men have in their blood.
This test may be used to monitor certain cancers during and after treatment. In some situations, the test may be used to look for early signs of ovarian cancer in people with a very high risk of the disease.
A high level of CA125 in your blood is a possible indicator of ovarian cancer, as CA125 can sometimes be produced by ovarian cancer cells. Other conditions can also cause an increase in CA 125 and include many that aren’t cancerous, such as menstruation and uterine fibroids.
A CA 125 test isn’t accurate enough to use for ovarian cancer screening in general because many conditions can increase the level of this protein.
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Biomarker information for CA125 Blood Test blood test
What does the CA125 Blood Test blood test involve?
This blood test is just like a standard blood test.
You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.
How do I prepare
- The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
- No specific preparation is required for this scan.
- We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before or at the time of the scan.
- Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.