CA 549 | definition of CA 549 by Medical dictionary
CA 549 A highly nonspecific serum-protein cancer marker which is increased in breast cancer—a datum of uncertain utility. CA 549 is useless as a cancer marker and is not used in practice.
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CA 549 is a glycoprotein with two identified species of 400 and 512 kDa.
Test kits for CA 549 were not available and so this marker was not evaluated in this study.
Monitoring breast cancer with CA 549. Clin Chem 1988;34: 2000-4.
CEA, MCA, CA 15.3 and CA 549 and their combinations in expressing and monitoring metastatic breast cancer: a prospective comparative study.