CA 125


Sunquest Code:CA125  
Epic Code:LAB155Epic Name:CA 125
Synonyms:OC-125, Tumor Marker; Ovarian Cancer Antigen; CA-125; OC125; CA125
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:86304
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 24 hours or freeze.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 24 hours. Alternately ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:0-30 U/mL The ADVIA Centaur CA 125 II method is used. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.
GICH: Less than 35.0 U/mL
Use:Elevated in a large percentage of patients with ovarian carcinoma. Aid in detection of residual ovarian carcinoma in patents who have undergone first line therapy and would be considered for diagnostic second look surgery.


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