Not a stand-alone tumor marker for ovarian cancer screening or diagnosis. May be used with CA 125 to monitor ovarian cancer, usually epithelial subtype, post therapy if pretreatment level was elevated. Do not use in mucinous or germ-cell ovarian cancer.
- Patient Preparation
- Plain red or serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 9 months
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2003021||Human Epididymis Prot 4||55180-4|
- HE 4
- Human HE4 Antigen