Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen, Serum
0081054
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
SCC
Methodology
Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Sat
Reported
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube or plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 4 months; Frozen: 4 months  
Reference Interval
2.2 ng/mL or less
Interpretive Data
SCC antigen levels alone should not be interpreted as evidence to the presence or absence of malignant disease. In patients with known or expected cancer, other tests and procedures must be considered for diagnosis and patient management. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86316
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0081054Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen
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Cross References
  • SCC
  • SCC Antigen
  • SCCA