CA 27.29

Test Code
CA2729 (29493)

Quest Code
29493

CPT Codes
86300

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Tue-Sat

Report Available
1 to 3 Day(s)

Limitations
CA 27.29 is not intended as a screening test.

Reference Range
CA 27.29 <38 U/mL
This test was performed using the Siemens Chemiluminescent method. Values obtained from different assay methods cannot be used interchangeably. CA 27.29 levels, regardless of value, should not be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of disease.

Clinical Significance

CA 27.29 may be useful for monitoring patients for metastatic breast cancer.



Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
27027 Tourney Road
Valencia, CA 91355-5386



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.