Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CEA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CEA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82378         Geisinger Epic ID: 6523

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Plasma: Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes.. Serum: Allow to clot. Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0 - 5.2 ng/mL
Additional information:
Patient specimens containing a human antimouse antibody may interfere with results.
CPT code(s):
82378
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Carcinoembryonic antigen.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN
Clinical significance:
Increased CEA levels have been detected in patients with primary colorectal cancer and in patients with other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, ovarian, prostatic, liver and pancreatic cancers. CEA levels are useful in in patient prognosis after surgical removal of tumors. CEA levels are not useful in screening the general population.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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