CA 15-3-3551

Test info

  
CA 15-3
  
3551
  
86300.1
  
Ca 15-3
  
C15
Cancer antigen 15-3
Cancer antigen, breast
  

Cancer antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3) is used to monitor response to breast cancer treatment and disease recurrence.

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - NO

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 3 days
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

≤ 31.3 U/mL

Billing

  
86300
  
Yes
  

Tracking

  
11/28/2007
  
04/11/2019
  
02/07/2020