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CA19-9 values was posted 02/19/2014 10:23 pm by Gregd
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Honestly I wouldn't be the least bit concerned with a 10 point change in the CA19-9. The doctors here at Duke sort of keep CA19-9 in their peripheral vision but it is not a be all end all for any diagnosis. This level can be affected by many things like body metabolism etc.

Heck, my wife's CA19-9 levels have been steady going down over the last month, from 278(last Duke test) to 176(Hopkins test) and now 623. Duke just got their CA19-9 lab analysis machine working again and this was used for the last Duke test. Values vary depending on the lab that does the test, the particular machine/jig at the lab it is done on etc.

Sorry for long response but I wouldn't worry about this if my wife has numbers in this range.

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