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Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid
0020742
Ordering Recommendation
Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.
Mnemonic
CEA FL
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF, Pancreatic, Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites or Pleural fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.  
Remarks
Specimen source must be provided.  
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
The Roche CEA electrochemiluminescent immunoassay is used. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. The CEA assay value, regardless of level, should not be interpreted as evidence for the presence or absence of malignant disease.

For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit http://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/


Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Note
CPT Code(s)
82378
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020743Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid12515-3
2013044Carcinoembryonic Antigen Fluid Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen, fluid
  • CEA