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Published on January 25, 2018

CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) 

SIM

50035 

CPT

82378 

Synonyms

CEA 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

4.0 ml gold-top serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml serum
Min: 0.5 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours;  Refrigerated:  5 days 

Rejection Criteria

If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

Reference Range

0 – 5.0 ng/ml

Smokers Reference Range = 5 - 10 ng/ml

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

CEA 

Methodology

Chemiluminescent technology 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-25-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 25, 2018

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