Carcinoembryonic antigen-664

Test info

  
Carcinoembryonic antigen
  
664
  
82378.0
  
CEA
  
CEA

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, thoroughly 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

  
  
  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin
  3. Transfer serum to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as serum, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  
  

Refrigerated - 7 days

  
  • 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
  
Daily
  
1 - 4 days
  

Chemiluminescent, Sandwich Complex

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Smoker:       ≤ 5.0 ng/mL

Non-smoker: ≤ 3.0 ng/mL

Billing

  
82378
  
Yes
  

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
08/27/2018
  
02/10/2020