Cancer Antigen 15-3

Abbrev Code:CA153   
Order Code:LAB8258Order Name:Cancer Antigen 15-3
Order Instructions:Order CA153 when CA27.29 is requested.
Synonyms:CA 153; CA 15-3; CA15-3; Breast Tumor Marker; CA 27.29; CA153
Methodology:Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) using a monoclonal sandwich.
CPT Codes: 86300 x1, 86300 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed daily.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (lithium heparin, gel) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 5 days.
Stability:2 days at room temperature; 5 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Reference Range:0-25 U/mL
Use:In conjunction with other clinical and diagnostic procedures, serial testing with this assay is an aid in early detection of recurrence in previously treated stage II and III breast cancer patients for monitoring response for therapy in metastatic breast cancer patients.

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