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Overview brief

EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)is a test that is done to detect adenocarcinomas.

What is EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)?

EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)is a simple blood test that helps in determining adenocarcinomas. EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen) or MUC1 is a part of a heterogeneous group of heavily glycosylated proteins and is generally expressed in most of the normal and epithelial neoplastic cells. They are also expressed in plasma cells.

Why is EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)suggested?

EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)test is suggested when the patient has the following symptoms,

  • Pain in abdomen/belly.
  • Dark-coloured stools.
  • Tiredness or weakness.
  • Jaundice

How is EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)performed?

Below are the steps to perform EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)

  • The band is put on the upper arm.
  • The blood is collected via a prick made by the needle of the injection.

EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)test is a quite simple process and, it takes just 5 minutes to conduct the test.

What are the parameters measured in EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)?

EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)test is done to check the levels EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)in order to determine the levels of antigen produced thus helping in disease and its stage detection.

Preparation before performing EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)

 The following preparation must be done before performing the EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen) test,

  • Discuss the medical history and all the types of medications you are on.

Post-care after EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)

The simple post-care after EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)are:

  • Meet the doctor after EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)reports have come.
  • Follow up with the doctor frequently.

Sample types in EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)

Sample types in EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)are:

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen)

Common side effects of EMA (Epithelial Membrane Antigen) are,

  • Dizziness
  • Pain for people who are scared of injections.

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