Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen)
Soft Order Code
CEA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

CEA
Glucuronidase, Beta
BGCC
CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN
BETA-GLUCORONIDASE, CSF

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Usage

To follow patients with neoplasm and to evaluate the effect of antineoplastic therapy, particularly in pancreatic and colorectal carcioma. Clinical relevance has also been shown in the follow-up management of patients with breast, lung, prostatic and ovarian carcinoma.

Reference Range

Adult nonsmoker up to 3.0 ng/mL, Adult smoker up to 5.0 ng/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Refrigerate and send intact specimen within 8 hours of collection. Alternatively, centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for longer storage.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
82378
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
2039-6

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.