Cancer Antigen (CA) 27.29
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business days

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.

Methodology:
Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range(s):
CA 27.29 <38 U/mL
This test was performed using the Siemens Chemiluminescent method. Values obtained from different assay methods cannot be used interchangeably. CA 27.29 levels, regardless of value, should not be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of disease.

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

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

Note: Result turn around 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.