Carcinoembryonic Antigen

Last Modified: 2/2/2022 10:20:41 AM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated

24 hours unspun
Reference Range: 0.0-6.5 ng/mL
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.
Methodology: Chemiluminescence ECLIA
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CEA
EPIC Test Code: LAB57
Alternate Test Names: Carcinoembryonic Ag; CEA
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82378

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