How reliable is the CA125?

23rd July 2021

While the CA125 blood test is useful for diagnosing and monitoring people with ovarian cancer, 25% of ​patients with ovarian cancers will have a normal CA125 level. Therefore, the CA125 test alone is not an accurate diagnostic tool ​and primary care professionals should consider requesting an ultrasound scan if clinical concern persists despite a normal CA125.

To learn more, access GatewayC’s ‘Ovarian Cancer – Early Diagnosis’ course. This course aims to support healthcare professionals to recognise symptoms, understand genetic risk factors and comprehend essential investigations.

Find out more:

  • Access GatewayC’s ‘Ovarian Cancer – Early Diagnosis’ course here
  • Watch GatewayC Live’s webinar recording on Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer here
  • Read Ovarian Cancer Action’s guide for primary care here
  • Read GatewayC’s ‘Tips to elicit your patient’s family history of BRCA1 and BRCA2’ blog here

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