Which lab studies are used to detect colon cancer?

Updated: Apr 15, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Laboratory studies that may be helpful include the following:

  • Complete blood count

  • Chemistries and liver function tests

  • Serum carcinoembryonic antigen

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