Not a stand-alone tumor marker for ovarian cancer screening or diagnosis. May be used with CA-125 to monitor epithelial ovarian cancer post therapy if pretreatment levels were 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