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Lung, Small-cell Cancer Monitor Profile
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), serial monitor report; lipid-associated sialic acid (LASA), serial monitor report; neuron-specific enolase (NSE), serial monitor report
Monitor the course of small-cell lung cancer, patient response to treatment, and disease recurrence
This profile should not be used as a diagnostic or screening test for cancer. The LASA and NSE may be considered by Medicare and other carriers as investigational and, therefore, may not be payable as a covered benefit for patients.
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If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.
Causes for Rejection
Hemolysis; whole blood specimen; recently administered isotopes
The account must submit the patient's Social Security number to monitor. State on the request form whether the patient is a smoker or nonsmoker. Values obtained with different assay methods should not be used interchangeably in serial testing. It is recommended that only one assay method be used consistently to monitor each patient's course of therapy.