CEA

CPT Code(s):

  • 82378

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Transport Container:

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube (SST). (If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.)

Transport Temperature Name:

Refrigerated (cold packs), Note: Room temperature acceptable if received within 24 hours of collection. Frozen acceptable.

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 8 hours
  • Refrigerated: 48 hours
  • Frozen: 7 days

Testing Schedule:

Daily

Methodology:

Chemiluminescence

Reference Range:

0.5-5.0 ng/mL

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