Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

CA 19.9 (Pancreas) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of CA 19-9 antigen in blood

Synonyms

carbohydrate antigen 19-9

Patient Preparation

the patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72hours to sample collection

Sample Type

serum

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

red top tube or gel barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

0-35units/ml

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with pancreatic"," liver "," gastrointestinal and colorectal malignancies.