Which lab tests are performed in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Andrew E Green, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Laboratory testing

No tumor marker (eg, CA-125, beta-human chorionic gonadotropin, alpha-fetoprotein, lactate dehydrogenase) is completely specific; therefore, use diagnostic immunohistochemistry testing in conjunction with morphologic and clinical findings. Also, obtain a urinalysis to exclude other possible causes of abdominal/pelvic pain, such as urinary tract infections or kidney stones.


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