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Test Code C153 Cancer Antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3)

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lithium heparin (light green-top)

Acceptable: Serum Gel

 Draw blood, spin down and send 1 mL of plasma or serum.

Reference Values

Males:  <26 U/mL

Females:  <26 U/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

CPT Coding

86300

Secondary ID

HHA1485

LOINC Code

Test Name LOINC Code

Cancer Antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3)

6875-9

 

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Plasma,lithium heparin / Serum

RT, spun

48 hrs
 

Refrigerated, spun

5 days

 

Reject Due To

 

Hemolysis

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Lipemia

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok

Icterus

Mild:

ok

Gross:

ok