Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name CEA
Components
Synonyms CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred; (Serum, Plain Red, or SST), Acceptable (Na-Heparin plasma, K3-EDTA plasma.
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates - 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology ECLIA Sandwich principle
Reference Range All subjects ( < 4.7 ng/mL). Interpretation Comment (Non smokers: < 3.8 ng/mL and Smokers: < 5.5 ng/mL)
CPT Code(s) 82378
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeRoutine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017


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