Synonyms/Also Known as
Breast Cancer Tumor Marker
CA 2729, CEA, Her2/neu, Estrogen/Progesterone Receptor Status, Gene Expression Tests for Breast Cancer
Why get tested?
To monitor the response to treatment and detect recurrence of invasive breast cancer.
When to get tested?
During treatment or post treatment of invasive breast cancer.
Test preparation needed
About The Test
How is it used
1) What is CA 27.29?
CA 27.29 test measures the same protein as CA 15-3 and is used in the same way.
2) Is screening for CA 15-3 required in positive family history cases?
No, as it is not sensitive or specific enough.