CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN (CEA), PANCREATIC CYST FLUID

Mnemonic

MISC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Pancreatic Cyst Fluid in Plain, plastic, screw-top tube

Handling

Send specimen frozen in plastic vial.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

Ambient: unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 90 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

1-3 days

Method

Immunometric Assay

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (89509)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

82378

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:02 AM