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Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB57
EPIC Order
  CEA
CPT Code(s)   82378
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
  Micro: 0.9 mL blood/gold or red top bullet
Stability Unspun:
Spun:
Room Temp: </=48 hrs
Refrigerated: </=7 days
Frozen: </=4 weeks
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine:  2 hours
Stat: 90 mins
Reference Range Normal: </= 5.0 ng/mL
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Refrigerate
Comments Testing is performed using OrthoClinical Diagnostics CEA Immunoassay.  Different test methods should not be used interchangeably.  Heterophilic antibodies may cause interference.  High doses of biotin may cause test interference.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on December 19, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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