Cea Test Range Of Results

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Definition

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a protein normally found in the tissue of a developing baby in the womb. Blood levels of this protein disappear or become very low after birth. In adults, an abnormal amount of CEA may be a sign of cancer.

A blood test can be done to measure the amount of CEA in your blood.


Alternative Names

Carcinoembryonic antigen


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand....

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