|Test||CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA), SERUM|
|Methodology||Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)|
|Description||To aid in the management of cancer patients.
No sample should be collected on patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses(i.e. biotin therapy for Multiple Sclerosis or oncology patients; skin, hair and nail supplements, or multivitamins containing > 5 mg/day) until at least 12 hours after the last biotin administration. If unsure, or if the clinical picture does not fit the results please contact the laboratory . We have methods to check for biotin interference as well as for any other interferences and for the accuracy of the results.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||0.0 - 4.6 ng/mL|
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|