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Tumor marker tests for male

The men’s tumor marker screening health package provides customers with information about their current health status. Furthermore, it can detect cancer early, allowing for timely intervention and treatment to protect the patient’s health and life. 

1. Health package overview 

The men’s tumor marker screening test package will aid in the early detection of cancers, even when no clinical symptoms exist. This can also be combined with the Overall health package – Basic (or Advanced) on a regular basis to broaden the screening scope of general health checks and help cancer patients monitor the effectiveness of treatment regimens. 

Data of common cancers in men
Data of common cancers in men (Source: WHO)

2. Who should get testing? 

The men’s tumor marker screening health package is for men aged 18 and up. Furthermore, this test package can be administered to people who have no clinical symptoms or who have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss,… or other abnormal physical signs. 

3. What’s measured? 

The men’s tumor marker screening health package at Diag Laboratories includes: 

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)*: screening for cirrhosis 
  • CA 19-9: pancreas, bile 
  • CA 72-4: stomach 
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA): colon and tumor markers screening of other cancers 
  • Cyfra 21-1 (Cytokeratin 19): non-small cell lung 
  • Free Prostate-specific Antigen (Free PSA): prostate 
  • Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA)*: prostate 
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC): squamous cell, nasopharynx,… 
  • Thyroglobulin: thyroid 

4. What do the test indicators mean? 

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)*: Measures the level of AFP in the blood to screen for liver damage. 
  • CA 19-9: the quantitative test to screen for abnormalities related to the pancreas, bile in the body 
  • CA 72-4: the quantitative test to screen for stomach-related abnormalities 
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA): the quantitative test to screen for abnormalities involving the colon and other organs in the body 
  • Cyfra 21-1 (Cytokeratin 19): the quantitative test is to screen for abnormalities involving non-small lung cells.  
  • Free Prostate-specific Antigen (Free PSA): the quantitative test for specific antigen levels (free) to screen and diagnose prostate cancer 
  • Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA)*: the quantitative test for determining specific antigen levels to screen and diagnose prostate cancer  
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC): the quantitative test to screen for and monitor squamous cell, nasopharyngeal, and other cancers 
  • Thyroglobulin: the quantitative test of thyroglobulin levels to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment in patients with thyroid cancer. 

5. Frequently asked questions about the men’s tumor marker screening test 

Frequently asked questions about the men’s tumor marker screening test 
  • Who needs to be tested? 

Men 18 years of age and older may experience abnormal physical symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, and so on, or they may require a health check. 

  • How long does it take to get test results? 

It has taken about 3 hours since the Lab received the samples. 

  • What should the patient pay attention to before the test? 

The answer is no. The patient is not required to fast prior to taking the sample. 

6. Why should you choose to test at Diag Laboratories? 

Diag possesses state-of-the-art analysis systems such as Alinity (Abbott), Cobas 8000 (Roche),… that ensure the fastest and most accurate results. In addition, at Diag Laboratories, there are numerous tests to help you diagnose a variety of diseases. 

Diag also offers a convenient home sampling service to save you time and effort. 

When experiencing unusual symptoms, please contact Diag Laboratories immediately at 1800 1717 for advice and prompt treatment.