CA25 - Performance: Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CA25    
Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125), Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The instrument used is the Roche Cobas 6000 e601. The Roche Elecsys CA 125 II (Cancer Antigen 125) method is a sandwich electrochemiluminescence immunoassay that employs a biotinylated monoclonal CA 125-specific antibody and a monoclonal CA 125-specific antibody labeled with a ruthenium complex. CA 125 in the specimen reacts with both the biotinylated monoclonal CA 125-specific antibody (mouse) and the monoclonal CA 125-specific antibody (mouse) labeled with ruthenium, forming a sandwich complex. Streptavidin-coated microparticles are added and the mixture is aspirated into the measuring cell where the microparticles are magnetically captured onto the surface of the electrode. Unbound substances are then removed with ProCell. Application of voltage to the electrode induces the chemiluminescent emission, which is then measured against a calibration curve to determine the amount of CA 125 in the patient specimen. This method has been standardized against the Enzymun-Test CA 125 II method which has been standardized against the CA 125 II RIA from Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc.(Package insert: Roche CA 125 II reagent, USAV1.0. Roche Diagnostic Corp., Indianapolis, IN 2015-10)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

3 months

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test