CA 27.29

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Test Code
C2729


Alias/See Also
29493;
Cancer AG 27.29;


CPT Codes
86300

Preferred Specimen
serum


Minimum Volume
1 mL


Instructions
Avoid hemolysis. Allow to clot in an upright position for 30 minuties. Centrifuge 10 minutes. Keep tightly stoppered.


Transport Container
Original tube preferred, may be sent in a screw-top transfer tube.


Transport Temperature
Refrigerated


Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 8 hours
Refrigerated = 3 days
Frozen = n/a


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis, Lipemia, incorrect specimen type, insufficient sample volume, improper storage conditions, exceeds specimen stability guidelines, contaminated sample.


Methodology
immunoassay

Setup Schedule
Daily
TM


Report Available
1 day


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


Performing Laboratory
Compunet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439


Last Updated: November 19, 2021


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.