CEAPT - Specimen: Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Peritoneal Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CEAPT    
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Peritoneal Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


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.

Container/Tube:  Plain, plastic, screw top tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen


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

0.5 mL (Samples <0.5 mL may be rejected)

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


Mild OK, Gross reject








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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
PeritonealFrozen (preferred)90 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days