Features and Benefits:
These tests are designed solely to be used by medical professionals.
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CA15-3 (for Carcinoma Antigen 15-3) is a tumour marker for many types of cancer, most notably breast cancer. CA15-3 and associated CA 27-29 are different epitopes on the same protein antigen product of the breast cancer associated MUC1 gene. Elevated CA15-3, in conjunction with alkaline phosphatase (ALP), was found to be associated with an increased chance of early recurrence in breast cancer.
Both CA15-3 and CA 27-29 may be elevated in patients with benign ovarian cysts, benign breast disease and benign liver disease. Elevations may also be seen in cirrhosis, sarcoidosis and lupus. CA15-3 is now being regarded as a reliable prognostic marker for breast cancer.
What you will receive?
This kit assumes you are a medical professional and already have a fingertip blood collection device (e.g. safety lancet).
View and download a copy of the proffessional test instructions.
In this section of the site we have aimed to cover illnesses and problems we believe to be the most frequent in women. Don’t forget if you don’t find what you are looking for under this section try our search facility, as it may be under a different section. If the illness/condition you require information […]
What is breast cancer? The organs and tissues of the body are made up of over 100 million tiny building blocks called cells. Cancer happens when something goes wrong inside just one of these cells. Although cells in different parts of the body may look and work differently, most repair and reproduce themselves in the […]