CA 19-9 Test

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Also known as: Cancer Antigen 19-9

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help tell the difference between cancer of the pancreas and bile ducts and other conditions; to monitor response to pancreatic cancer treatment and to watch for recurrence.

When to Get Tested?

When your doctor suspects that you have pancreatic cancer and during or following pancreatic cancer treatment.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm.

Test Preparation Needed?