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carcinoembryonic antigen
Synonyms: CEA 
Computer Code: CEA
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (red or gold top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 3 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Gold top tube: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: 0 - 5.0 ng/mL. The Abbott Architect CEA assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the quantitative measurement of CEA. Elevated CEA levels may occur in smokers, in patients with non-malignant diseases, and in cancer patients. CEA results should be used in conjunction with all clinical information. See Addendum VIII. See Addendum VIII  
Lab Code: SI 
Requisition: SEROL
Test Frequency: Weekly 
Routine TAT: 7 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 82378 
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: 08/21/2014
Time: 08:07:05 (24hr)