May I ask your opinion. A 50 y.o. woman, an inpatient on the gynae ward, bleeding p.v. and with ascites and hydronephrosis has a CA125 1500 kU/L (N<35). There are no previous measurements. Should her results be accompanied by a cautionary note e.g. " may be raised in a number of benign conditions including endometriosis, inflammatory pelvic disease and acites"? Also should her results be phoned to the ward?
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