Test Name Carcinogenic embryonic antigen, serum
Test Code CEA
Collection Device/Tube Type   3.5 mL blood - gold top serum separator tube (gel)
Submission Requirements 1 mL serum
Transport refrigerated (2 to 8ºC)
If a transport delay of >7 days to the DynaLIFE Base Laboratory is expected, then:
•  aliquot
•  freeze
•  transport frozen
Additional Comments   •  CEA should not be used for screening or as a primary diagnostic test
  •  CEA may be increased in heavy smokers
Frequency of Testing Daily
Reference Ranges < 5 ug/L
Last Updated 24 October 2017