Cancer Antigen (CA) 27.29
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Limitations: CA 27.29 is not intended as a screening test.

Description: Cancer antigen 27.29 is a tumor marker associated with breast cancer. It's used for staging breast cancer and monitoring its treatment. CA 27-29 levels can also be elevated by cancers of the colon, stomach, kidney, lung, ovary, pancreas, uterus, and liver as well as first trimester pregnancy, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, benign breast disease, kidney disease, and liver disease.

Alternative Name(s): Carbohydrate Antigen 27.29, Breast Carcinoma Associated Mucin Antigen, Cancer Associated Breast Antigen (CABA), Cancer Antigen 27.29