CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen)

Description: 
CEA measured by chemiluminescent assay on the ADVIA Centaur
Reference range: 

<3.4

Units: 
μg/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
Clotted (yellow SST tube) Serum
Turnaround time: 
1 day
Storage and transport: 
Levels may be higher in smokers. Elevated levels can also be seen with hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, obstructive jaundice, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, pancreatitis, bronchitis, emphysema and renal disease.
Contacts:
Clinical Biochemistry - Blood Sciences at King's College Hospital
020 3299 4126
King's College Hospital
Bessemer Wing
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015