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Test Code CEA CSF CSF Carcinoembryonic Antigen

Clinical System Name

CSF Carcinoembryonic Antigen

Synonyms

Carcinoembryonic Antigen, CSF
CEA, CSF

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Container(s): CSF Tube

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin:Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

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

 

 

Off-site collection: Refrigerate CSF if transport is delayed.
 

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF 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

UW Immunology

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

  ng/mL
Blood 0 - 5.0
Fluid Not Established

There are currently no established reference ranges for CSF.
 

 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82378

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid

Reference Test Number:

FCEAG

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier.