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MED:Laboratory Tests

Lab Tests

acid phosphatase Detects exzyme concentration in the blood; an elevated level is found in men with prostate cancer.
alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) Elevated levels of AFP are noted in patients with testicular and liver cancer.
Beta HCG Specific test to detect the presence of human chorionic gonodotropin (HCG) is present in the blood of patients with testicular cancer.
CA-125 Blood test to detect the presence of cell surface protein produced by ovarian cancer cells; used to confirm a diagnosis of recurrence of cancer.
carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) Elevated levels of CEA are found in the blood of patients with gastrointestinal, lung, and breast carcinomas.
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) Blood test to screen for prostate cancer. Elevated levels indicate the possibility of a tumor or other disease of the prostate.
Created by: Burhoe222