41000:CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA)

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41000:CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA)
Alias Names: CEA
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)
Edit Date: 4/18/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 82378
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Centrifuge SST within 2 hours of collection and transport refrigerated in original tube. Centrifuge red top tube within 2 hours and separate serum into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: 8 hours ambient, 7 days refrigerated at 2-8° C, or 30 days frozen at -20° C.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Patient Social Security Number must be provided if historical graph is to be reported.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; plasma; specimen frozen and thawed more than once.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
0.0-3.0 ng/mL – non-smokers
0.0-5.0 ng/mL – smokers