What is the CA 19-9 test?
This test measures the blood level of CA 19-9.
Why is the CA 19-9 test important?
Elevated CA 19-9 levels are sometimes seen in the setting of gastrointestinal tumors. The CA 19-9 level is also sometimes used to monitor for disease activity or to assess the risk of relapse following treatment.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This CA 19-9 Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.