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 to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

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

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens or plasma

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon- Fri

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories-GSRMC

Reference Values

Reference Values

0.0-35.0 U/mL

CPT Codes

86304

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