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ca 15-3
Synonyms: Breast Tumor Marker 
Computer Code: CA153
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red or gold top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: 0-31.3 U/mL The Abbott Architect CA 15-3 is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative measurement of CA 15-3. Serial testing for patient CA 15-3 assay values should be used in conjunction with other clinical methods for monitoring breast cancer.  
Lab Code: SI 
Requisition: SEROL
Test Frequency: Weekly 
Routine TAT: 7 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 86300 
LCD or NCD: (NCD) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/index_section.asp?ncd_sections=40 
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 09/02/2014
Time: 15:00:11 (24hr)