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Bladder Tumor Associated Antigen
8100500
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
BT REPORT
Methodology
Qualitative Immunoassay
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 2 mL urine. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Bladder washings, plasma, serum, or whole blood. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
Positive: Bladder tumor associated antigen detected.
Negative: Bladder tumor associated antigen not detected.
Interpretive Data
Results of the BTA stat® test should not be interpreted as absolute evidence for the presence or absence of bladder cancer. Any disease that would cause endogenous human complement factor H (hCFH) to leak into the bladder can cause a positive test result; including renal stones, nephritis, renal cancer, urinary tract infections, cystitis, or recent trauma to the bladder or urinary tract.

Note
CPT Code(s)
86294
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006604Clinical History
8100523Bladder Tumor Antigen Specimen Source
8100530Interpretation
8100535Comments
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Aliases
  • Bladder Cancer