CEA Test

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Formal name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

In the presence of certain cancers, CEA may be used to monitor the effect of treatment and recurrence of disease

When to Get Tested?

Before starting cancer treatment as well as at intervals during and after therapy

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None