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

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.