Test Details

Mnemonic

CEA

Ordering Code

1000612

CPT-4 Code(s)

82378

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days
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Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)
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Reference Range

Non-smoker: <2.5 ng/mL
Smoker: <5.0 ng/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Quest Valencia
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