The CEA test in urologic cancer: An evaluation and a review

Patrick Guinan, Alvin Dubin, Irving Bush, Hassan Alsheik, Richard J. Ablin

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The diagnostic value of the carcinoembryonic antigen test was evaluated in 2,029 blood and urine samples from 308 urologie cancer patients, 13 patients with nonurologic cancer, 20 urologie patients with nonmalignant disease, and in 30 controls. The blood CEA test was positive in 50% of patients with active urologic malignancy and in 35% of patients with inactive malignancy. The urine CEA test was elevated only in patients with active bladder cancer but most of these patients had concurrently infected urines. At the present time, the CEA test does not reflect the accuracy necessary for an acceptable diagnostic test for the detection of urologie cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-168
Number of pages11
JournalOncology (Switzerland)
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes


  • Carcinoembryonic antigen
  • Urologic tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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