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
Synonymscarbohydrate antigen 19-9
Patient Preparationthe patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72hours to sample collection
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml
Sample collection Containerred top tube or gel barrier tube
Sample collection instructionstransfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsit is associated with pancreatic"," liver "," gastrointestinal and colorectal malignancies.