CEAPC - Specimen: Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CEAPC    
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

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: 1 mL

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

(http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/oncology-request-form.pdf)

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

Hemolysis

Gross reject; Mild OK

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
Pancreatic Cyst FluidFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days