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
Indicate source of body fluid.
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
7 days removed from cells
Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.15 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free fluid to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
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
This test is not licensed for body fluids. The utmost caution should be used in interpretation of these results.
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.