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.
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 https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82378

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020743 Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid 12515-3
2013044 Carcinoembryonic Antigen Fluid Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen, fluid
  • CEA
Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid