Which lab tests are performed in the workup of struma ovarii?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Lisa Rubinsak, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • CBC count

  • Blood type and screen

  • Cancer antigen 125

    • Nonspecific marker elevated in a variety of benign clinical settings, including menstruation, pregnancy, endometriosis

    • Elevated in epithelial ovarian, endometrial, bowel, breast, and lung cancer

    • Elevated in only 8 cases reported in the literature in the setting of struma ovarii [7]

  • Thyroid function tests are ordered only in patients with symptomatic hyperthyroidism.


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