CA15-3

Mnemonic

CA153

Synonym

CANCER ANTIGEN-BREAST

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one serum separator tube (SST), green (sodium or lithium heparin) or lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories-GSRMC

Reference Values

Reference Values

0-31 U/mL

CPT Codes

86300

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:01 AM