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CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) in Kolkata

Also known as Ovarian Cancer Marker, CA-125 Tumor Marker, CA 125 Blood Test, CA-125 Tumor Marker test, cancer Antigen 125 Test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required. Provide brief clinical history/doctor's prescription at the time of sample collection.
  2. Test should not be done immediately before or during menstruation or immediately after abdominal surgery, as these cause transiently increased levels. Pregnancy may also affect the levels of CA 125.

Understanding CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) in Kolkata


What is CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) in Kolkata?

A CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) test measures the amount of protein Cancer Antigen 125 (CA125) in the blood. It is primarily used as a tumor marker to detect certain cancers, particularly ovarian cancer,  assess response to treatment, especially in high-grade tumors or possible recurrence, and monitor the course of the disease. However, elevated CA125 levels can also be associated with several non-cancerous conditions.

What does CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) measure?

CA125 is a protein found in most ovarian cancer cells and some normal tissues. A CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) test is commonly advised to detect ovarian cancer by measuring the amount of CA125 protein in the blood. A deranged level of CA125 antigen may indicate the presence of certain cancers, primarily ovarian cancer or other non-cancerous conditions, including endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, etc.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) in Kolkata


Frequently Asked Questions about CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) in Kolkata

Q. Is there any preparation required before the test?

Inform the doctor about the medications you may be taking. No other specific preparations are usually required before this test.

Q. Are levels of CA125 seen high in all ovarian cancer?

No, in a few cases, high levels of CA125 are not seen in ovarian cancer; CA125 is not present in all ovarian cancer cells.

Q. Is Ca 125 a screening test for ovarian cancer?

No, CA 125 is not a screening test, as it does not show exact reasons or symptoms. CA 125 is produced in small amounts in normal tissues and by other cancers as well.

Q. Are there any other non-cancerous conditions where high levels of CA125 can be seen?

Yes, other non-cancerous conditions such as pregnancy, menstruation, and inflammatory disease of the pelvis can show moderately high levels of CA125.

Q. What is pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection that includes the reproductive organs such as fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and uterus. The symptoms include pain in the abdomen, fever, pain while having sex, pain while passing urine, foul-smelling vaginal discharge, and irregular bleeding between periods.

Q. How is the blood sample taken?

The healthcare provider takes a blood sample from the arm. The site from where the blood is to be withdrawn is cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol. This is followed by inserting a small needle with a tube attached to it for collecting blood. Once sufficient blood for analysis is withdrawn, the needle is removed. The site is then covered with a gauze pad.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the withdrawal of blood sample procedure?

As such there is no risk but in few cases, bruising, bleeding, and infection at the puncture site can be seen. In very few cases, there can be swelling of the vein after the blood is withdrawn.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for an Ovarian Cancer Marker test in Kolkata?

Yes. In Kolkata, you can schedule an Ovarian Cancer Marker test with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is a CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) test eligible for home sample collection in Kolkata?

Yes, a CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) test is eligible for home sample collection in Kolkata. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a CA125 Blood test with Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata?

The process to book a CA125 Blood test with Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does a CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) test cost in Kolkata?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and, therefore, provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. A CA125 (Cancer Antigen 125) test in Kolkata is available at Rs. 1130.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of an Ovarian Cancer Marker test in Kolkata?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of an Ovarian Cancer Marker test in Kolkata in 18 hours.
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References

  1. What are the risk factors for ovarian cancer? [Internet]. CDC; 14 June 2023 [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/risk_factors.htmExternal Link
  2. Risks and causes of ovarian cancer [Internet]. Cancer Research UK: 28 Feb. 2022 [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/ovarian-cancer/risks-causes#:~:text=As%20with%20most%20cancers%2C%20ovarian,between%2075%20and%2079%20yearsExternal Link
  3. Can Ovarian Cancer Be Prevented? [Internet]. American Cancer Society: 11 Apr. 2018 [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/types/ovarian-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/prevention.html#:~:text=Some%20risk%20factors%20for%20ovarian,hormone%20replacement%20therapy%20after%20menopause External Link
  4. Ovarian cancer causes [Internet]. NHS; 24 Jan. 2022 [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ovarian-cancer/causes/ External Link
  5. Gandhi T, Zubair M, Bhatt H. Cancer Antigen 125 [Internet]. Treasure Island, Florida: StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan. [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK562245/ External Link
  6. Charkhchi P, Cybulski C, Gronwald J, Wong FO, Narod SA, Akbari MR. CA125 and Ovarian Cancer: A Comprehensive Review. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Dec 11;12(12):3730. [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7763876/ External Link
  7. Gupta D, Lis CG. Role of CA125 in predicting ovarian cancer survival - a review of the epidemiological literature. J Ovarian Res. 2009 Oct 9;2:13. [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2764643/ External Link
  8. Scholler N, Urban N. CA125 in ovarian cancer. Biomark Med. 2007 Dec;1(4):513-23. [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2872496/ External Link
  9. Funston G, Hamilton W, Abel G, Crosbie EJ, Rous B, Walter FM. The diagnostic performance of CA125 for the detection of ovarian and non-ovarian cancer in primary care: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Med. 2020 Oct 28;17(10):e1003295. [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33112854/ External Link
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  11. Gandhi T, Zubair M, Bhatt H. Cancer Antigen 125 [Internet]. Treasure Island, Florida: StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan. [Accessed 22 Sept. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK562245/ External Link

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