CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA)
CEA levels can also be elevated in non-cancer related conditions, such as cirrhosis, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, rectal polyps, and also in smokers. CEA testing is also done to monitor the cancer during treatment.
This test will provide a numeric value and references ranges for smokers and non-smokers.
Elevated levels of CEA can be detected in primary colorectal cancer and also in other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, lung, prostate, ovaries and pancreatic cancers. CEA testing should not be done as a general screening test for undetected cancers.
No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.
A simple venous blood draw.
No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Sethi labs.
Test results generally take between 3 to 4 business days after your specimen is collected.
Walk-in appointments are available.
We recommend you share your results with your physician.