Age of women as a parameter Affecting CA-125, TSH and CBC

A Correlation Study

  • Muhsin H. Ubeid Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Ameena S. M. ‎ Juma Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil‎, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Tanya ‎ S. Salih Department of Physiotherapy, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Shilan S. Kamel Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil, ‎Kurdistan Region, Iraq‎
  • Shakir M. Al-Awqati Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil, ‎Kurdistan Region, Iraq‎
Keywords: Cancer antigen 125, thyroid stimulating hormone, white blood cells, red blood cells, pregnant women


One of the Cancer’s antigens is the CA125, which is a protein antigen, found at excessively high levels in females characterized with ovarian cancer. It is suggested for ovarian cancer screening of women that are at higher risk to get the disease, despite its limited sensitivity and specificity. This study is conducted to identify possible correlations between CA125 and TSH levels with parameters of hematological origin among women of different ages. This study included 44 healthy looking females. Most but not all patients were from Erbil. The study revealed that, CA125 and TSH levels were not associated. Also, the elevation of the CA125 levels in the females could be related to other non-cancerous factors such as menstrual cycle, or postmenopausal. Also WBC parameters and Hb levels were not affected by CA125. The only parameter that was affected by CA125 elevation was RBCs. The research recorded a significant difference of RBC between patient group and control group. Also recorded, no difference to be considered as an indication related to the difference in women age.


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Author Biographies

Muhsin H. Ubeid, Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Muhsin H. Ubeid is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Cihan-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. He got the B.Sc. degree in Biology (Baghdad), the M.Phil. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Functional Histology (UK). His research interests are in Histology and Physiology, Histopathology and Medical Basic Science Related. Dr. Ubeid is a member of ABRA, IBA, ITS. And many associations related to his specialty and his Job.

Ameena S. M. ‎ Juma, Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil‎, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Ameena S. M. Juma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Science, Cihan University-Erbil. She has a B.Sc. degree in Biology, M.Sc. degree in Medical Microbiology and Ph.D. degree in Medical Microbiology. Her research interests are in Medical Microbiology and specifically Medical Parasitology, Medical Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases

Tanya ‎ S. Salih, Department of Physiotherapy, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Tanya Salam Salih is Assistant Lecturer in Immunology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq. Mr. Salih has a B.Sc. degree in Biology and M.Sc. degree in Immunology from Salahaddin University-Erbil.  His research interests include Medical Immunology, Genetic and Molecular Immunology and Medical Microbiology.


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Ubeid M, Juma A, SalihT‎, Kamel S, Al-Awqati S. Age of women as a parameter Affecting CA-125, TSH and CBC. cuesj [Internet]. 30Jan.2023 [cited 22Feb.2024];7(1):1-. Available from:
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