Long-term serial monitoring of results; color graphic summary report
The account must submit the patient's Social Security number to monitor. 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. To order this test without the serial monitor service, use test 002139. For a complete test description, see Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) .
This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
1 - 2 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
For more information, please view the literature below.
0.7 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Gel-barrier tube (preferred) or red-top tube
If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|480095||CEA (Serial Monitor)||002169||CEA||ng/mL||2039-6|
|480095||CEA (Serial Monitor)||511958||80563-0|
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