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CEA Test

What is a CEA test? CEA stands for carcinoembryonic antigen. It is a protein found in the tissues of a developing baby. CEA levels normally become very low or disappear after birth. Healthy adults should have very little or no CEA in their body. This test measures the amount of CEA in the blood, and… Read More »

New blood test a hope for incurable eye disease

JAN James spent her career helping the blind – recently she was told she too was losing her sight. The 78-year-old Canberran has dry aged-related macular degeneration (AMD). “My doctor told me: ‘I’m sorry I have some sad news, there’s no cure’.” Mrs James, 78, is starting to struggle with computer work and finds it difficult… Read More »