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Cancer Marker Profile (Lung Sclc) Monoclonal Antibody Blood

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Cancer Marker Profile (Lung Sclc) Monoclonal Antibody Blood

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What is this test?

Cancer marker profile (Lung SCLC) Monoclonal Antibody Blood is used to detect whether an individual is having Small cell lung cancer SCLC or not.

What are Lungs and Small Cell Lung Cancer SCLC?

Lungs are the spongy air-filled organs located on either side of the chest. These are covered by a thin layer called pleura. They help in removing carbon dioxide and adding oxygen to the blood. Each lung is divided into lobes and each lobe subdivides into hundreds of lobules.

Small cell lung cancer is a type of lung cancer in which cancer cells are formed in the neuroendocrine cells that form the lining of the airways.

What are Chromogranin and Neuron Specific Enolase?

A tumor marker is a substance produced by the body in the presence of cancer or cancer itself can make tumor markers. Some of the tumor markers are specific to one cancer and some are seen in different types of cancers.

Chromogranin is a protein that is released from the neuroendocrine cells. Neuron-specific enolase is an enzyme that is found in the body of mammals. It is found in the mature neurons and cells of neuronal origin.

Why this test is performed?

This test is performed to find whether an individual is having small cell lung cancer or not. Your doctor may ask to perform this test if you experience any signs and symptoms such as blood in mucus, chest pain, and discomfort, weight loss, facial swelling, persistent cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, loss of appetite etc.

This test is recommended by the physician to check the effectiveness of the treatment of small cell lung cancer. This also helps the physician to plan the treatment for an individual who is having small cell lung cancer.

Pathology Test Parameters: This test includes the following parameters:- Chromogranin and Neuron-specific enolase.

Also known as Cancer marker profile (Lung SCLC).

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Cancer Marker Profile (Lung Sclc) Monoclonal Antibody Blood. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Cancer Marker Profile (Lung Sclc) Monoclonal Antibody Blood.

No specific preparation is required for this test. However, follow all the instructions given by the healthcare provider.

Understanding your test results

The normal reference range may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.

If your test results show high levels of chromogranin and neuron-specific enolase than the given normal reference range, it may indicate that the person is most likely to have small cell lung cancer, and also indicates that the treatment is not working well.

If your test results are lower or in the normal range, it may indicate that the person is unlikely to have small cell lung cancer or may indicate that the treatment is working well.

Based on the test results, your doctor may advise appropriate medical treatments, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests.

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UNISEXAll age groups100-333U/L
UNISEXAll age groups< 9 microgram/L
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