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Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB57
EPIC Order
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 Spun/Separated:
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
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 Karen Hrischuk on December 13, 2019

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.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514