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CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN

Test Name  CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN 
Mnemonic  CEA 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   82378 
Department  Main Lab 
Container  Serum, Serum Separator 
Alternative Container   
Handling   
Preferred Volume  1.0 ml serum 
Minimum Volume  0.5 ml 
Stability  7 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen 
Reject Criteria   
Component   
Methodology  Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay “ECLIA” 
Units  ng/ml 
Reference Range   0.0-3.4 ng/ml 
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed  Daily 
Reported   Routine 4 hr; STAT 1 hour 
Note  Due to the possibility of carryover, this test may not be added on to previous orders. 
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