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Human Epididymis Protein 4 Blood Test

A Human Epididymis Protein 4 Blood Test is an aid in monitoring patients with treated epithelial ovarian cancer for recurrence or progression.

Sample Report

Test Code: 081700

Also Known As: HE4

Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

Preparation: No fasting required. Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4) is used as an aid in monitoring recurrence of progressive disease in women with epithelial ovarian cancer. It should not be used for monitoring women with mucinous or germ cell ovarian cancer. Combining CA125 and HE4 provides a more accurate predictor of malignancy than either alone.

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