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Normal range: Up to 20 kU/L

Comment: CA 242 is a marker for pancreatic and colorectal cancer. Using a cut-off value of 20kU/L, elevated CA 242 values were found in 5 to 33% patients with benign colonic, gastric, hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary tract diseases; in 68 to 79% of patients with malignant pancreatic cancer; in 55 to 85% of patients with gastric cancer; and in 44 % of patients with gastric cancer

Sample: serum