Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

CA125 (Ovary) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of carcinoembryonic antigen in blood


cancer antigen

Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 to sample collection.Assay to be performed atleast three weeks after completion of primary chemotherapy.

Sample Type


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

female"," 0.0-38.1 units/ml

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is associated with ovarian carcinoma.elevated values are found in endometriosis"," ovarian cystscervicitis and ovarian metaplasia.