WHAT IS HUMAN EPIDIDYMIS PROTEIN 4 (HE4, WFDC2) TEST?

WHAT IS HUMAN EPIDIDYMIS PROTEIN 4 (HE4, WFDC2) TEST?

The HE4 ovarian cancer monitoring test is a quantitative test that measures the blood level of human epididymis protein 4 (HE4), which is produced by the WFDC2 (HE4) gene that is overexpressed when ovarian carcinoma is present. In comparison to CA-125, HE4 has fewer false-positive results when measured in women who do not have ovarian cancer. HE4 levels may help differentiate tumours of the ovary from endometriotic cysts of the ovary because values are higher in malignancy. 

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