CA 242

CA-Cancer Antigen is a protein that level is elevated in the cancer condition. Cancer Antigen (CA 24-2) is a tumor marker test to diagnose pancreatic cancer.
Test Code: 810
₹ 3,500.00


Why Cancer Antigen (CA 24-2) Test?


The tests that look for tumor markers are also called cancer markers that are performed in the patient’s sample specimen such as blood urine and body tissues (biopsies). Some tumor markers are specific to one type of cancer, while other markers can be found in several types of cancers. Since certain tumor markers can also increase in non-cancerous conditions also, this test is not preferred in low-risk cases. Moreover, in suspected or high-risk cases, this test is screened along with other confirmatory tests (to rule out a differential diagnosis). Cancer Antigen CA 24 -2 is a tumor marker – sialyated Lewis carbohydrates associated with adenocarcinomas and E-selectin- mediated metastatic risk. This test is screened along with CEA (Carcino-Embryonic Antigen), CA 19-9 for detecting pancreatic cancer. This test is performed in patients already diagnosed with cancer (based on history and clinical manifestations) to monitor its progression (staging of cancer and metastasis) or for prognosis to monitor cancer regression for effective treatment. Among other markers CA 24-2 has higher specificity.

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

Sample Requirement: Blood Sample taken from the vein

Test Preparation: None

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory RT DIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.