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What is the CPT code for CA 19-9?

What is the CPT code for CA 19-9?

Test Name: CARBOHYDRATE ANTIGEN 19-9 (CA 19-9)
Test Code: 2128035
Alias: CA Cancer LAB777
CPT Code(s): 86301

What are CEA and CA 19-9?

Cancer embryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen (CA19-9) are well-known tumor markers that are used in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. They are also used in preoperative staging and postoperative follow-up of patients, especially patients who are treated with chemotherapy.

How high can a CA 19-9 get?

Especially in the case of acute cholangitis, CA 19-9 may be elevated higher than 1,000 U/mL. In most of the cases, the level usually returns to normal when the obstruction is properly drained. For this reason, both patients with malignancies and benign pancreatobiliary diseases were excluded from this study.

What is a normal CA 19-9 level?

The normal range of CA 19-9 is between 0 and 37 U/mL (units/milliliter), but people with pancreatic cancer often have higher levels. Not every pancreatic cancer will cause elevated levels of CA 19-9, and some non-cancerous conditions (like pancreatitis and jaundice) can cause high levels of CA 19-9.

CA 19-9 National Coverage Determination. CPT Code: 86301 . Code Description C22.1 Intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma C23 Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder C24.0 Malignant neoplasm of extrahepatic bile duct C24.1 Malignant neoplasm of ampulla of Vater C24.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of biliary tract

Can a healthy person have CA 19-9 in their blood?

CA 19-9 is a type of tumor marker. Tumor markers are substances made by cancer cells or by normal cells in response to cancer in the body. Healthy people can have small amounts of CA 19-9 in their blood.

What does high CA 19-9 mean for pancreatic cancer?

High levels of CA 19-9 are often a sign of pancreatic cancer. But sometimes, high levels can indicate other types of cancer or certain noncancerous disorders, including cirrhosis and gallstones.

What does a decrease in CA 19-9 mean?

Your levels of CA 19-9 are decreasing. This may mean your tumor is shrinking and your treatment is working. Your levels of CA 19-9 have not increased or decreased. This may mean your disease is stable. Your CA 19-9 levels decreased, but then later increased. This may mean your cancer has come back after you’ve been treated.