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Chromogranin A in Chennai

You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.
  2. It is recommended that patient discontinues proton pump inhibitor drugs for at least 2 weeks prior to sample collection. Discontinuation should be with prior consent from the treating physician.

Understanding Chromogranin A in Chennai


What is Chromogranin A in Chennai?

A Chromogranin A test measures the amount of chromogranin A (CgA), a protein released by neuroendocrine cells (cells of endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems) in the blood. It is also known as a tumor marker test because higher than normal levels of CgA are usually present in people with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

What does Chromogranin A measure?

A Chromogranin A test measures the amount of chromogranin A (CgA) in the blood. CgA is a protein released by neuroendocrine cells when triggered by the nervous system. Significantly elevated levels of chromogranin A in the blood are an indication of a neuroendocrine tumor (NET). This test is recommended by a physician if symptoms of a neuroendocrine tumor such as flushing of the face or neck, diarrhea, signs of intestinal blockage, rapid heart rate, chest pain, and difficulty in breathing, are suspected.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Chromogranin A in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about Chromogranin A in Chennai

Q. What is a Chromogranin A test?

A Chromogranin A is a blood test that measures the amount of CgA in the blood. CgA is a protein released by the neuroendocrine cells in response to triggers received from the nervous system. The test detects a neuroendocrine tumor (NET), helps monitor ongoing treatment for the same, and also helps check if the cancer has come back after treatment completion.

Q. What special preparations/precautions should I take before this test?

There are no special precautions necessary before taking a Chromogranin A test.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a Chromogranin A test?

No, Chromogranin A test is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during blood sample collection but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a Chromogranin A test in Chennai?

Yes, you can book a Chromogranin A test in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for a Chromogranin A test in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for a Chromogranin A test is readily available in Chennai. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule a Chromogranin A test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

If you want to schedule a Chromogranin A test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a Chromogranin A test at Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Chennai. A Chromogranin A test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 6049.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of a Chromogranin A test in Chennai?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 312 hours to provide the reports of a Chromogranin A test in Chennai.
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Price inBangaloreRs. 6049
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