Urinary carcinoembryonic like antigen levels in patients with bladder carcinoma

P. Guinan, T. John, N. Sadoughi, R. J. Ablin, I. Bush

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Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) determinations were done on 109 urine samples from 24 patients with bladder cancer. Analysis of the results allows several tentative conclusions. Urine samples obtained from bladders with active cancer had higher urine CEA levels than bladders with no tumors present. Higher stage lesions had higher urine CEA levels but there was no correlation with grade. The greater the mass and surface area, the greater the urine CEA level. Infected urine had a higher CEA level than sterile urine but the difference was less than the difference in urine CEA levels between bladders with and without cancer. Urine CEA is a potentially valuable test in the diagnosis of urothelial cancer but more investigation is warranted before it can be used clinically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-352
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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