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41050:CANCER ANTIGEN 125 (CA 125)
Alias Names:CA125 / CA-125 / CA 125 / CA.125
Methodology:Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date:3/17/2009
Performed:Daily
Released:Same day as tested
CPT Code:86304
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube, 4 mL green top tube (heparin), or 4.5 mL light green plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling:Centrifuge SST or PST within 2 hours of collection and transport in original tube. Centrifuge red top tube or heparin tube within 2 hours, separate plasma and pour into plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport:Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 48 hours of collection; if frozen, on dry ice.
Comments:Social Security Number must be provided if historical graph is to be reported.
Rejection Criteria:Refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST
Reference Range:
≤ 35 U/mL.