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Test Compendium

3070: CEA

Test Code

  • 3070

Test Synonym

  • CEA, Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Specimen Stability

  • 7 days at 15-25 °C, 14 days at 2-8 °C, 6 months at -20 °C.

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    Reference Range: Nonsmokers <5.0 Smokers may be slightly higher < 6.5 ------------------------------------ Values obtained with different assay methods cannot be used interchange- ably. Results cannot be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of malignant disease. Test manufacturer: Roche Diagnostics Test methodology: ECLIA Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay < 5.0 see below ng/mL