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 Lab Test
 Test Description
Panel Name:
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Panel Tests:
LIS Test Code:CEA1
Synonyms: Carcino-Embryonic Antigen
Department:Laboratory Medicine
Lab Area:Chemistry
TAT:1-3 days
 Specimen Collection


Container:Red/Yellow Rim 4mL SST

Micro. Container:

Collection Instructions:

Mix well to avoid clotting.

Delivery Instructions:Send specimen to 2C324 or Tube Station 321
Specimen Type: Blood
Frequency / Restrictions:
 Expected Values/Results

Ranges and Interpretation:

CEA  mcg/L  (SI: mcg/L = ng/mL)
Performed at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD
Effective 5Aug08 - present:  0.8 - 3.4  (non-smoking adults)

Organisms Reported:

Alert Limits:

 Additional Test Information


Not a screening or specific test for cancer.


 Chemiluminescent immunometric assay on Siemens Immulite 2000 XPi analzyer.


Archived Ranges:Historical Reference Ranges


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