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CANCER ANTIGEN 27.29

Mnemonic

CA27

Synonym

Cancer Antigen-Breast - CA 27.29 - CA 27.29Ag - CA 27

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): 48 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

0-38.6 U/mL

CPT Codes

86300

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


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