What is the Lung Cancer Tumour marker Blood Test?
The lung cancer screening blood test is popular given that the disease is responsible for nearly one in five cancer deaths worldwide, causing more than 1.6 million yearly deaths. NSE is a valuable marker in monitoring patients with neuroendocrine tumours, microscopic cell lung cancer and neuroblastoma. NSE is an important prognostic marker with a positive predictive value of 92%. In neuroblastoma, increased levels of NSE are found in approximately 62% of affected children, in close correlation with the clinical stage of the disease.
Why get tested?
A high level of a specific tumour marker can indicate a particular type of cancer. It helps the oncologist decide what treatment or combination will work best for a certain type of cancer. Evaluate how well the treatment worked. Sometimes, tumour markers are used for screening to help detect a certain type of cancer in people at high risk before they have signs or symptoms.
NSE: measures your NSE in your blood.
How does it work?
To make your Lung Cancer tumour screening near me, make an appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your work.
How long do Lung Cancer Tumour marker test results take?
The target turnaround time for the Lung Cancer Tumour screening results is one working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and sometimes depends on assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please get in touch with customer service before the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options.
*Test sold as part of the MOL research program. And the purchaser agrees to provide feedback data to MOL. This data is pre-authorised to be used anonymously in this research data program. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16.