This is not a diagnostic test, the purpose to review the monitoring of epithelial ovarian cancer.
A monoclonal antibody allows to highlight an antigen not normally present in the blood released in the genital epithelial tissue is in the serum by tumor cells.
Sampling 5 mL of blood in a dry tube.
The assay is radioimmunoassay or enzyme-immunoassay.
Usual values are lower than 35 U / ml.
If perception of an abdominal mass, a normal CA 125 levels virtually eliminates malignant ovarian tumor.
However, a higher rate is found in gynecological diseases such as endometriosis, benign peritoneal and pleural effusions, but also in the liver diseases.
B70 or B105.
A CA 125 can be unusually high in the first trimester of pregnancy or during menstruation (false positives).