My CEA has been tested with a new type of machine.

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My CEA has been tested with a new type of machine.

Postby boswind » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Two months ago Dana-Farber Cancer Institute started using a new type and more sensitive machine to test CEA. It’s normal range is 0-3.7 for non smokers. To make a new baseline, two months ago I was tested with both old and new machines. The numbers were:
10.7 with the old machine
28.8 with the new machine.

Last week my CEA with new machine was 21.1. But I have no idea about its equivalent old number; they are no longer using the old machine.

I appreciate your comments
01.24.2014 Male, DX @54 Rectosigmoid Cancer, MRI: T3N0M0
03.19.2014 Completed 5-week Radia+Xeloda
05.07.2014 Had surgery
02.25.2015 CT showed liver and L4 Spine involvement.
03.2015 - 08.2015, folfox + Avastin
08.2015 - 07.2017, 5FU + leucovorin + Avastin for Maintenance
07.2017 - 01.2018, Folfuri + Avastin
01.25.2018 - present, Centuximab + Irinotecan
70 rounds of chemos received (as of 03.2018)
Current CEA: 5.7
MSS, KRAS wild type, BRAF wild type

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Re: My CEA has been tested with a new type of machine.

Postby O Stoma Mia » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:41 pm

Do you have the name/manufacturer/model iof the new machine? Usually this kind of information is found in a footnote in the report.

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