The right test for you

A comprehensive guide to testing, medical imaging and other health and illness prevention-related services. Click on the screening category to learn more about these services, individual tests & screening items

Cancer Markers

Cancer or tumour markers are chemicals produced by tumour cells, which can be detected in your blood stream. An elevated cancer marker reading can be an indicator of a particular form of the disease. While a positive cancer marker result is an indicator of a potential issue, it is not a guarantee, as there may be other reasons for elevated biomarker measurements in the blood. In the case of a positive marker reading, further detailed testing is advised.ULL

CA15.3 (Breast)
Breasts - Cancer Antigen 15.3 ( CA15.3 )

CA15.3 is a cancer marker blood test related to breast cancer. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in HK amongst females.

AFP (Liver)/ PSA (Total)
Cancer Markers

PSA is a cancer marker blood test related to prostate cancer. PSA is released into a man's blood by his prostate gland . Healthy men have low amounts of PSA in the blood. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, prostate cancer is the 3rd most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong among males.

CEA (Colorectal)
Cancer Markers

CEA is a cancer marker blood test related to colorectal cancer. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority cancer of the colorectum is the most prevalent cancer in Hong Kong, and the second most common in the territory among both females and males.

PSA (Total)
Cancer Markers

PSA is a cancer marker blood test related to prostate cancer. PSA is released into a man's blood by his prostate gland . Healthy men have low amounts of PSA in the blood. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, prostate cancer is the 3rd most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong among males.

AFP (Liver)
Cancer Markers

AFP is a cancer marker blood test related to liver cancer. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, cancer of the liver is the 4th most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong.

EBV (NPC)
Cancer Markers

EBV is a cancer marker blood test related to nasopharyngeal cancer. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer that starts in the upper section of the throat. While it is rare outside of Asia, in the south China region men have a one in 60 chance of contracting it in their lifetimes. This cancer appears to be linked to eating salted fish, as well as to a genetic susceptibility among Chinese to infection by the Epstein-Barr virus, the virus that causes mononucleosis. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, nasopharyngeal cancer is the 6th most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong among males.

CA19.9 (Pancreas)
Cancer Markers

CA19.9 is a cancer marker blood test related to pancreatic cancer. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, pancreatic cancer was the 6th deadliest form of cancer in Hong Kong in 2014. The mortality rate of pancreatic cancer is close to its incidence as few patient overcome cancer of the pancreas. Early identification of pancreatic cancer is therefore important in assisting in the fight against this disease.

CA125 (Ovary)
Cancer Markers

CA125 is a cancer marker blood test related to ovarian cancer. This form of cancer is difficult to detect in its early stages. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, ovarian cancer is the 6th most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong among females.

CA72.4 (Stomach)
Cancer Markers

CA72.4 is a cancer marker blood test related to colorectal cancer and stomach cancer. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority cancer of the colorectum is the most prevalent cancer in Hong Kong, and the second most common in the territory among both females and males. Stomach cancer, meanwhile is registered as the 6th most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong amongst the combined population of males and females.

Helicobacter Pylori Antibody IgG (stomach)
Cancer Markers

Helicobacter Pylori Antibody lgG is a cancer marker blood test related to stomach cancer. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, stomach cancer is the 6th most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong among and that with the 4th highest mortality.

EBV DNA
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen, SCC
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PSA (Free)
Cancer Markers

PSA is a cancer marker blood test related to prostate cancer. PSA is released into a man's blood by his prostate gland . Healthy men have low amounts of PSA in the blood. According to the Hong Kong Cancer Registry of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, prostate cancer is the 3rd most prevalent form of cancer in Hong Kong among males.