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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Saarah T. Alkhairy, M.D.

Overview

The laboratory findings associated with colorectal carcinoma are the following: CBC, FOBT, serum CEA and CA 19-9 concentration, serum iron concentrations, serum vitamin B12 and folate concentrations, liver function tests, and pulmonary function tests.

Colorectal Cancer Laboratory Findings

Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of colorectal cancer include:


References

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  2. Macdonald JS (1999). "Carcinoembryonic antigen screening: pros and cons". Semin Oncol. 26 (5): 556–60. PMID 10528904.
  3. Liu Z, Zhang Y, Niu Y, Li K, Liu X, Chen H; et al. (2014). "A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic and prognostic serum biomarkers of colorectal cancer". PLoS One. 9 (8): e103910. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103910. PMC 4126674. PMID 25105762.

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