CEA

Test Code
CEA

CPT Codes
82378

Preferred Specimen
SERUM

Transport Container
GOLD SST


Transport Temperature
REF- 2 DAYS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CEAng/mL 0Y 00M F 0.1-3.0 0Y 00M M 0.1-3.0


Clinical Significance
This test is used for the prognosis and management of patients with malignant diseases. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a glycoprotein involved in cell adhesion. It is normally produced in gastrointestinal tissue during fetal development, but the production of CEA stops before birth. Therefore, it is usually present only at very low levels in the blood of healthy adults. However, the serum levels are raised in some types of cancer, which means that it can be used as a tumor marker in clinical tests. Serum levels can also be elevated in heavy smokers.

Performing Laboratory
LMH -  Chemistry  x3739 or 3764



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