CA19-9 represents the most important and basic carbohydrate tumour marker. Usually very little of CA 19.9 is detectable in the blood of normal individuals. Recently reports indicates that the serum CA19- 9 level is frequently elevated in the serum of subjects with various gastrointestinal malignancies, such as pancreatic, colorectal, gastri...
< 37 U/ml
When to get Tested
When there is s/s that may indicate Pancreatic Cancer (Abdominal and /or back pain, Nausea, loss of appetite, Unexplained weight loss, Jaundice in early stages . Chronic pain, nausea, vomiting, malabsorption in later stages.)
Excretory ductal pancreatic cancer ( highest levels)
Hepato biliary cancer
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