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Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4)

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Also known as: HE4
Formal name: Human Epididymis Protein 4
Related tests: CA-125, Tumor Markers

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help monitor epithelial ovarian cancer after treatment; to detect recurrence or disease progression; not recommended for screening asymptomatic women

When to Get Tested?

Before starting therapy for epithelial ovarian cancer and at intervals after treatment

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?