CA 15.3 Test - Price, Procedure, Preparation, & Results

15001800

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What is it for ?

This tumor markers test monitors metastatic breast cancer and its response to treatment.

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Blood

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  • Age Group: 5+ Years
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Introduction to CA 15.3 Test

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases out there, and when talking about females, the most common type is Breast Cancer. Multiple studies show that 1 out of 8 women would most probably experience Breast Cancer.

It is a known fact that cancer treatments depend on how early it has been diagnosed, and it is the same for Breast Cancer. If the cancer is detected at an early stage, then there is a chance that it can be cured through various treatment procedures.

Just going through the treatment procedure is not enough. It is important to keep track of the procedure so that, if necessary, the doctors can make the necessary changes.

These breast cancer cells produce a protein called CA 15-3, which seeps into the blood vessels and flows through the veins along with the blood. This protein can help indicate whether the treatment you have been taking has been beneficial.

This is why doctors recommend that patients keep getting the CA 1-3 blood test regularly during their cancer treatment. This test helps determine the levels of the CA 15-3 protein in the body, which helps doctors decide if the treatment method being followed is fine for the body or needs any changes.

If you are looking for a place to get your CA 15-3 tests done, you can get in touch with Redcliffe Labs. You can book your test on the app or the website and have your blood sample collected from the comfort of your home. As these are going to be done on a regular basis for some time, getting your samples collected from your doorstep would be hassle-free.

Test Details:

Also Known As CA 15.3 Test, Cancer Antigen 15.3 Test
Purpose Determine if the Breast Cancer treatment is working or not
Preparation Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking before the test
Fasting No Fasting Required
Get Reports Within 2 Days
Cost INR 1500

Who needs the CA 15.3 Blood Test?

The CA 15-3 blood test is a tumor marker test that is primarily used in the management of breast cancer. It measures the levels of a protein called cancer antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3) in the blood. Breast cancer cells release this CA 15-3 protein; they move toward the blood vessels and start circulating throughout the body along with blood. While it is not recommended for routine screening or diagnosis of breast cancer, it can be helpful in certain situations:

  1. Monitoring Breast Cancer Treatment: CA 15-3 levels may be monitored during and after breast cancer treatment to assess response to therapy. A decreasing trend in CA 15-3 levels over time may indicate effective treatment, while rising levels may suggest disease progression or recurrence.
  2.  Detecting Recurrence: In individuals previously diagnosed with breast cancer, CA 15-3 testing may be used as part of surveillance efforts to detect recurrence. Elevated CA 15-3 levels, especially with other clinical findings, may prompt further evaluation for recurrent disease.
  3.  Assessing Treatment Response: For individuals with advanced or metastatic breast cancer, CA 15-3 testing may be used to monitor disease progression and response to treatment over time.

Generally, CA 15-3 testing is recommended for individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly those undergoing treatment or surveillance for recurrence. However, its utility may vary depending on individual circumstances, and decisions regarding testing should be made in consultation with healthcare providers familiar with the patient's medical history and treatment plan.

Preparations Required Before the CA 15.3 Test:

There is no special set of rules that are to be followed before taking the CA 15.3 blood test. However, these are some basic guidelines to be followed:

  • You are not required to fast before taking the double marker test, but if your health requires it, talk to your physician about any special dietary requirements.
  • You are pregnant so you might be on any medication or supplement. It is important to inform your doctor about that as well. You do not need to panic in such situations; if they think there is an issue, they will also tell you about the solution. 
  • It is a blood test, so avoiding any workouts or yoga before taking the test is always recommended.
  • It is advised not to smoke or drink alcohol before taking the test because it may alter the test results.

If you follow these basic guidelines before taking the test and keep your physician in the loop, you are ready.

The procedure for the CA 15.3 test is:

This CA 15.3 test is like any other blood test, so the procedure followed is the same.

  • The phlebotomist, on arrival, ties a band around your arm.
  • They tell you to make a fist so the veins are properly visible.
  • They disinfect the area from which the blood is to be drawn.
  • Then, a thin, sterile needle is inserted into the vein to draw blood, and after the needle is removed, a bandage is put on the punctured area.
  • After drawing the blood, they put it in a vial, seal it, and label it.
  • This vial is then taken to the laboratory to be tested.

Remember that the punctured area may have a stinging sensation for two days. If it lasts longer than two days or the pain is significantly severe, you should consult a doctor.

What do the CA 15-3 test results indicate?

CA 15-3 test results will vary depending on age, gender, health conditions, family history, and other reasons. 

The correct interpretation is essential to understanding the cause and taking proper measures to lower the levels.

If you want to check your CA 15-3 levels, you can get the CA 15-3 blood test. It is measured in units per milliliter. A reading of 30 U/mL or less indicates that the CA 15-3 levels are normal and there is no risk.

If the levels are high, you do not need to panic. It does not mean that you have breast cancer. Various factors other than breast cancer can lead to a change in CA 15-3 levels, increasing the protein content in the blood.

How to Prevent Breast Cancer?

Preventing breast cancer involves a combination of lifestyle choices, regular screenings, and awareness. Here are some strategies:

  1. Maintain a Healthy Weight: Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause. Aim for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, and engage in regular physical activity.
  2.  Limit Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. If you choose to drink, limit yourself to no more than one drink per day.
  3. Quit Smoking: Smoking has been associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, particularly in premenopausal women. Seek support and resources to quit smoking if you are a smoker.
  4.  Breastfeed: Breastfeeding may slightly lower the risk of breast cancer, especially if done for a longer duration. If you're able to breastfeed, consider doing so.
  5.  Stay Active: Regular physical activity can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of breast cancer. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
  6.  Know Your Family History: If you have a family history of breast cancer or carry certain genetic mutations (such as BRCA1 or BRCA2), talk to your healthcare provider about personalized screening and prevention strategies.
  7.  Get Regular Screenings: Early detection through regular mammograms and clinical breast exams can significantly improve treatment outcomes. Follow recommended screening guidelines based on your age and risk factors.
  8.  Be Breast Aware: Familiarize yourself with the normal look and feel of your breasts and report any changes to your healthcare provider promptly.
  9.  Stay Informed: Stay up-to-date on the latest research and breast cancer prevention and early detection recommendations.

By incorporating these strategies into your lifestyle and staying mindful about breast health, you can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.

CA 15.3 Test Price at Redcliffe Labs:

The CA 15.3 blood test costs INR 1500 at Redcliffe Labs. However, this price varies from lab to lab, but we try to keep it as minimal as possible. Getting this CA 15-3 blood test will be a regular occurrence while getting your breast cancer treatment. One might look for a place where they can get tested hassle-free. 

If you are looking for a place to get tested, Redcliffe Labs is the place for you. You can book the test either on our website or by downloading the app, and the blood sample will be collected from the comfort of your home.

CA 15.3 Test Price

CA 15.3 Test Cost in Different Cities - Redcliffe Labs

City Name Discounted Price
Delhi ₹1500
Ahmedabad ₹1500
Mumbai ₹1500
Bangalore ₹1500
Noida ₹1500
Pune ₹1500
Lucknow ₹1500
Hyderabad ₹1500
Chennai ₹1500
Gurgaon ₹1500
Jaipur ₹1500
Faridabad ₹1500
Indore ₹1500
Patna ₹1500

Note: We also offer CA 15.3 Test PAN India. Please call the number 8988988787 to check the availability of our services in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CA 15-3 test?
CA 15-3 test is a blood test that is done to analyze the levels of CA 15-3 during the breast cancer treatment procedure.
    What is the price of a CA 15-3 test?
    At Redcliffe Labs, the CA 15-3 test price is 1500. This price varies from lab to lab, which is why it is recommended that you do your research before choosing any lab.
      What is the normal range for the CA tumor marker?
      A normal test should be less than or equal to 30 U/mL. It is important to know that having a positive CA 15-3 blood test does not mean you have breast cancer or that your breast cancer has come back.
        What are the limitations of CA 15-3?
        The CA 15-3 test cannot be used to diagnose cancer, as this protein is often released by non-cancerous cells.
          What is CA 15-3 in the menstrual cycle?
          The CA 15-3 levels depend on various factors, including the female’s menstrual cycle. It has been observed that the CA 15-3 levels tend to be higher during the menstrual cycle.
            Is there any special preparation required for the CA 15-3 Test?
            No, the CA 15-3 test is like any other blood test, so no preparations are required before taking the test. This test does not need to be fasting, so you can get tested anytime without worrying about anything.

              16% off for a limited period

              Frequently Asked Questions

              What is the CA 15-3 test?
              CA 15-3 test is a blood test that is done to analyze the levels of CA 15-3 during the breast cancer treatment procedure.
                What is the price of a CA 15-3 test?
                At Redcliffe Labs, the CA 15-3 test price is 1500. This price varies from lab to lab, which is why it is recommended that you do your research before choosing any lab.
                  What is the normal range for the CA tumor marker?
                  A normal test should be less than or equal to 30 U/mL. It is important to know that having a positive CA 15-3 blood test does not mean you have breast cancer or that your breast cancer has come back.
                    What are the limitations of CA 15-3?
                    The CA 15-3 test cannot be used to diagnose cancer, as this protein is often released by non-cancerous cells.
                      What is CA 15-3 in the menstrual cycle?
                      The CA 15-3 levels depend on various factors, including the female’s menstrual cycle. It has been observed that the CA 15-3 levels tend to be higher during the menstrual cycle.
                        Is there any special preparation required for the CA 15-3 Test?
                        No, the CA 15-3 test is like any other blood test, so no preparations are required before taking the test. This test does not need to be fasting, so you can get tested anytime without worrying about anything.