Carcinoembryonic Antigen

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CEA
POE DESCRIPTION: CARCINOEMBRYONIC; CEA
CPT CODE: 82378
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, First shift
TURNAROUND TIME:

8-24 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 4 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4.0 mL blood (2.0 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Any hemolysis of sample

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.0 mL blood (0.3 mL serum)
TEST SYNONYM(S):Carcinoembryonic Antigen; CEA