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CANCER ANTIGEN 125

Mnemonic

CA125

Synonym

CA 125

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL Serum, (Whole Blood 0.8 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C), if the specimen will be delayed more than 24 hours send frozen (at or below -20°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens or plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.0-35.0 U/mL

CPT Codes

86304

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:36 AM


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