The tumor marker CA 125 is a common constituent of normal cervical mucus.

@article{Bruijn1986TheTM,
  title={The tumor marker CA 125 is a common constituent of normal cervical mucus.},
  author={Henk de Bruijn and T van Beeck Calkoen-Carpay and S. Jager and J M Duk and Jan G. Aalders and Gert Jan J Fleuren},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1986},
  volume={154 5},
  pages={1088-91}
}
The presence of the tumor marker CA 125 was studied in the cervices of healthy women. Immunohistochemical staining of normal cervical tissue demonstrated the presence of CA 125 in the tall columnar cells of the endocervical epithelium but not in the ectocervical squamous epithelium. We measured very high levels of CA 125 in liquefied cervical mucus from women with regular menstrual cycles. At midcycle, levels ranged from 14,200 to 153,000 U/ml (n = 13) in cervical mucus, while normal levels… CONTINUE READING
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