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Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a protein that is a tumor marker. In Adults, CEA levels are generally very low in the blood but can be elevated in a wide variety of different types of cancers. CEA levels can also be elevated in non-cancer related conditions, such as cirrhosis, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, rectal polyps, and also in smokers. CEA testing is also done to monitor the cancer during treatment.

Test Details

This test will provide a numeric value and references ranges for smokers and non-smokers.

Elevated levels of CEA can be detected in primary colorectal cancer and also in other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, lung, prostate, ovaries and pancreatic cancers. CEA testing should not be done as a general screening test for undetected cancers.

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Am I required to fast?

No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.

What is the sample required?

A simple venous blood draw.

Is a doctor's order required?

No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Any Lab Test Now.


Test results generally take between 3 to 4 business days after your specimen is collected.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No. You can walk in for same day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.

If I have questions about my tests results who should I contact?

We recommend you share your results with your physician.