FSCC - Specimen: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FSCC    
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s) or serum gel tube(s). Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Spin down and send 2 mL serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis:

NA

Thawing:

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia:

NA

Icterus:

NA

Other:

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)120 days
 Refrigerated 120 days
 Ambient 48 hours