CA-125 elevation

Serum CA-125 elevation is well recognised as an ovarian cancer-associated marker and is an antigen determinant on a high-molecular-weight glycoprotein. The normal range of CA-125 is 0-35 U/mL.

Serum CA-125 levels can also be used to monitor the response to treatment as well as a prognostic indicator as the risk of dying of disease is higher in patients with higher serum level of the marker.

It can be elevated for a number of reasons:

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rID: 14477
Sections: Pathology, Gamuts
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  • Causes of CA-125 elevation
  • Serum CA 125 elevation
  • Elevation of CA-125 level
  • CA 125 elevation

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