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

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.