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CA 19-9 is an antigen that is used as a tumour marker. Antigens are substances that stimulate the body's immune system. This test is mainly used to differentiate between cancer of the pancreas and other conditions like pancreatitis, and to monitor a person's response to pancreatic cancer treatment.
Test is performed on a blood sample. No preparation is needed. Inform your doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbal or ayurvedic preparations, and homeopathic medicines you are taking