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CEA

$71.00 $43.36
Increased serum CEA levels have been detected in persons with primary colorectal cancer and in patients with other malignancies involving the gastrointestinal tract, breast, lung, ovarian, prostatic, liver and pancreatic cancers. Elevated serum CEA levels have also been detected in patients with nonmalignant disease, especially patients who are older or who are smokers. CEA levels are not useful in screening the general population for undetected cancers. However, CEA levels provide important information about patient prognosis, recurrence of tumors after surgical removal, and effectiveness of therapy.
  • Tests Included:

  • Est. 5 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type:

CEA
  • Test Code: 978
  • CPT Code: 82378
  • Alternate Name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen
  • Test Instructions : None Required
  • Fasting: No
  • Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
  • Results In: 5

    Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.

Can be used with your health provider to monitor colorectal cancer and other cancers.
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    Doctor’s order provided & Same Day Testing.

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    Your specimen will be collected for you at a local testing center.

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    Results sent electronically in 2-3 days* More complex tests take longer.

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    Use your lab results to help make better health decisions. Knowledge is nothing if it isn’t used.

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