Test Overview
Test Methodology

CellSearch System

Test Usage

As an aid in monitoring patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 3 days

Soft Order Code
CTC
Synonyms
  • CTCB
  • CTC (Circulating Tumor Cells)
  • Cell Search
  • CTC BREAST
  • CTCBS
  • CTCB PLACEHOLDER TEST
Laboratory
MCTP Molecular Testing Lab
Section
MCTP Molecular Testing Lab
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Circulating Tumor Cell CellSave collection tubes are available from MLabs. Submit 2 CellSave tubes each containing 7.5 mL of whole blood. Send intact specimen at room temperature. Specimen transport should be arranged so that the specimen is received by MLabs within 72 hours of collection.

Special Handling

Requires Circulating Tumor Cell Collection Kit.

Normal Volume
15 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
7.5 mL whole blood
Additional Information

Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation.

Billing
CPT Code
86152
Fee Code
21605
Pro Fee CPT
86153
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