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ID:43 CA 15-3
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DescriptionA tumour marker. Only useful in the follow-up of known Ca breast
IndicationPredicts recurrence of disease and evaluates response to therapy in a variety of cancers
Additional InfoClinical sensitivity ONLY 60%, specificity 87%, positive predictive value 0.91. Test most useful in conjunction with CEA. CA 15.3 is a glycoprotein at apical side of alveoli and in ducts of mammary glands. PLEASE NOTE: TEST CAN ONLY BE ADDED TO A SAMPLE WITHIN 8 HOURS OF COLLECTION
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationRaised in 80% of women with metastatic breast cancer.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol2 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)<30
Ref. Range (Female)<30
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsku/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 23/05/2017 08:01:13. Published By Sylvia McLellan on 23/05/2016 08:01:13.