CA 125 Test

Print this article
Share this page:
Also known as: CA-125
Related tests: BRCA-1 and BRCA-2

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To monitor treatment for ovarian cancer

When to Get Tested?

Before starting therapy for ovarian cancer or if at high risk for developing ovarian cancer, and at intervals during and after treatment. CA 125 may also be request by your GP if you have persistent or frequent symptoms that may be caused by ovarian cancer.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None