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978: Cea Print View
CEA IA  < 2.5  ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Increased serum CEA levels have been detected in persons with primary colorectal cancer and in patients with other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, ovarian, prostatic, liver and pancreatic cancers. Elevated serum CEA levels have also been detected in patients with nonmalignant disease, especially patients who are older or who are smokers. CEA levels are not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers. However, CEA levels provide important information about patient prognosis, recurrence of tumors after surgical removal, and effectiveness of therapy.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82378

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Methodology: Immunoassay
Assay Category: FDA Approved/Cleared






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