CEA tumor marker
Tumor markers are substances, usually proteins, that the body makes in response to cancer or that are made by the cancer itself.
Some tumor markers belong to one type of cancer, others are found in several types. These substances do not prove that there is a tumor: we find them also in other diseases and even in healthy people. So the result alone does not say everything. Tumor markers can help us make a diagnosis, but only in combination with other tests. The substances tell a hospital mainly about the course of the disease.
On this site you can read which tumor markers can be determined for the different types of cancer.
CEA is used for the diagnosis and follow-up of gastrointestinal carcinoma, and the diagnosis of liver tumors.
This test is only possible with a doctor's referral, for example, to monitor your blood values during vacation, during a treatment.
You agree to send your results to Blood Values Test and accept the possibility that mentally distressing results may be found.
We can only perform the tests and give you the measured values. For further interpretation of these tests you should turn to a medical specialist.