CEA - Overview: Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CEA    
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Monitoring colorectal cancer and selected other cancers such as medullary thyroid carcinoma


May be useful in assessing the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation treatment


Carcinoembryonic antigen levels are not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoenzymatic Assay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Carcinoembryonic Ag (CEA), S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

CEA, Serum
Embryonic Carcinoma Antigen
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)