4203 Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days 2 - 8°C See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunochemiluminometric (ICMA)

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To help determine whether cancer is present in the body, (although it is not recommended as a general population screening test); to monitor cancer treatment, including response to therapy and recurrence; to help in staging of cancer.

CPT Codes

82378

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