CA 125

Sunquest Code:CA125  
Epic Code:LAB155Epic Name:CA 125
Synonyms:Ovarian Cancer Antigen
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
St Joseph: CMIA
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel), St. Joseph - Red (no gel)
[Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 8 hours; refrigerated - 24 hours; frozen - indefinitely.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's)


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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