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TEST ACRONYMSerum HER2
Bayer Diagnostics' Serum HER-2/neu Test
Serum HER-2/neu testing monitors your HER-2 status in real time and is a simple blood test with reliable and easily interpreted results. The Serum HER-2/neu test is used to monitor changes in HER-2/neu levels which may indicate response to treatment or disease progression.
WHEN TEST WOULD BE PERFORMED
If you have metastatic breast cancer, the Serum HER-2/neu test is the only FDA-cleared blood test your doctor can use to monitor changes in your Her-2/neu status.
When on a HER-2 treatment, your Serum HER-2/neu status can tell you and your doctor if your treatment is effective and or may need to be altered.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2010 10:06|