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Elevation in CA19.9 level, advised repeating the blood test after months. Is it a major concern?

Good day doctor, Recently my wife s CA19.9 showed 72, above the normal of 37.She is healthy and no known complication.The doctor advised to repeat the blood test after 3months. I want to know what makes the CA19.9 level to go up and is it a major concern and must seek further medical attention. Sincerely, Palani Malaysia
Asked On : Thu, 17 May 2012
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Sports Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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CA 19.9 is a tumour marker.
The blood test shold be repeated when it is found elevated withought having any physical symptoms.
Also further investigations are recommended to rule out any pathology.
Answered: Thu, 31 May 2012
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