Cancer Profile

Sample: Serum

Schedule: Daily

Range: AFP, CA 15-3, CA 19-9, CA 21-1, CA 72-4, CA 50, CEA, PSA, Free-PSA, Occult blood (FOB), Ferrtine

Remarks:The results of blood tests for cancer should be interpreted with caution; they should not be interpreted as absolute evidence for the presence or absence of malignant disease but should be used in conjunction with other procedures in order to get a global picture of the patients health status. In most cases cancer blood tests (tumour markers) should be used as follow up tool instead as a screening procedure.

Take in mind that these tests have a diagnostic relevance of not more than 80% and in certain cases its relevance is close to 60% only, meaning that 20 to 40% of patients with a malignant process will have a "normal" result for these tests.


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