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What is use of the ca 19-9?

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In brief: It is a tumor marker

It is tumor marker( like psa, cea etc) used in pancreatic cancer as a screening tool , also other GI cancers, normal level is 37 units/ml.
Also elevated in benign diseases also like pancreatitis, biiary diseases gall stones.

In brief: It is a tumor marker

It is tumor marker( like psa, cea etc) used in pancreatic cancer as a screening tool , also other GI cancers, normal level is 37 units/ml.
Also elevated in benign diseases also like pancreatitis, biiary diseases gall stones.
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