Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid
New York DOH Approval Status
CSF, Pancreatic, Pericardial, Peritoneal/Ascites or Pleural fluid.
Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.
Specimen source must be provided.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
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/
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*
|Component Chart Name
|Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Fluid
|Carcinoembryonic Antigen Fluid Source
- Carcinoembryonic Antigen, fluid