What factors are taken into account when interpreting elevated serum CA 27-29 levels?

Updated: Jul 11, 2019
  • Author: Nikhil G Thaker, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Elevated CA 27-29 levels can be seen in healthy individuals, in benign conditions, and in other malignant conditions (see below). [1] CA 27-29 levels tend to remain relatively stable over time in benign conditions. Thus, an elevated level needs to be interpreted within the context of the patient’s history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory workup findings.


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