Carcinoembryonic Antigen

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB57
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CEA
Alternate Names
  • Carcinoembryonic Ag
  • CEA

Specimen Collection & Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

48 hours Refrigerated

24 hours unspun

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

0.0-6.5 ng/mL


Test Comments:

Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.


Methodology:
  • Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA)

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01489169


CPT Coding

82378


Medical Necessity May Apply