CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA), FLUID

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL fluid (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial. Specimen source required.

Rejection Criteria
Breast milk and salivary fluid. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.

Methodology
Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
Not established

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeCEAFL
CPT-4 Code (s)
82378
LOINC Codes
Carcinoembryonic Ag Fluid   12515-3  
Carcinoembryonic Ag Fluid Source   31208-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory