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Test Code CEA BLD Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Bld

Additional Codes

For CEA on CSF samples, see " CSF Carcinoembryonic Antigen".

Clinical System Name

Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Bld

Synonyms

Carcinoembryonic Antigen
CEA

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Avoid hemolysis. Tubes with anticoagulant are not acceptable.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Any tube with anticoagulant

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample, transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic tube affixed with a large computer label. Store in the CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin, aliquot & refrigerate sample.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp 8 h
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; set up M & Th 2 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6066

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

 

Reference Range

 

  ng/mL
Blood 0 - 5.0

 

Methodology

Method: None Beckman DxI

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82378

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen
Reference Test Number: CEA
Instructions: Send out M - F with the UW courier.