You'll receive it via email within 60 seconds of your order unless it requires additional processing (only very complex orders do).
When will my results be available?
Many general wellness test results are usually available online within 2-3 business days. However, some tests will require additional time for processing. You'll immediately receive an email notification when your results are available.
Do you notify my insurance company?
We do not share your results with your physician, insurance company, or any other third party.
Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the US and a leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. This test measures the levels carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in the blood to aid in the diagnosis of lung cancer. Increased serum CEA levels have been detected in persons with primary colorectal cancer and in patients with other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, ovarian, prostatic, liver and pancreatic cancers. Elevated serum CEA levels have also been detected in patients with nonmalignant disease, especially patients who are older or who are smokers. CEA levels are not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers. However, CEA levels provide important information about patient prognosis, recurrence of tumors after surgical removal, and effectiveness of therapy.
CEA is a substance that is sometimes found in an increased amount in the blood of people who have certain cancers, other diseases, or who smoke.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
No fasting required.
Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.