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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Prueba CEA

CEA assay
A laboratory test to measure carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a substance that is sometimes found in an increased amount in the blood of people who have certain cancers. Also called carcinoembryonic antigen assay.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.