Nov 21, 2017




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Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Body Fluid

Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Body Fluid (HCBCEA) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Body Fluid

Test Name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Body Fluid

Health Link Test Code: HCBCEA

LIS Test Code: BCEA

CPT Code(s): 82378

Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Body fluid

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Also Acceptable: Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of body fluid.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days removed from cells

Stability Frozen:

>7 days

Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.15 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Chemistry- Body Fluid - Interpretive Guide.pdf

Results are reported in ng/mL

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Test Limitations:

This test is not licensed for body fluids.  The utmost caution should be used in interpretation of these results.

Additional Information:

This test was performed using a modification of an FDA approved method. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories and meet the standards for clinical testing.