Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Diagnostic Use

CEA is a protein expressed by some cancer cells. CEA may be measured as a tumour marker for these malignancies.

CEA is most commonly associated with colorectal carcinoma, although it may also be expressed by tumours elsewhere in the body, such as cancers of the breast, pancreas, lung, stomach and ovaries.

CEA should not be used as a screening test for the primary diagnosis of tumours.


Core Biochemistry

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