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#QC.17638: CA 19-9, Peritoneal Fluid

COMPONENTS
Name Method Reference Range Units
Cancer Ag 19-9 Immunoassay 15-360 U/mL

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
No Type Volume Temperature Container Type Instructions
1 3 mL peritoneal fluid Minimum Volume 2 mL Refrigerated Sterile Container, leak-proof  

GENERAL INFORMATION
Setup Schedule Set up: Wed a.m.
Turn-Around Time Report available: 3 days
CPT Code 86301
Performing Lab Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
Test Performed Stat Yes
Clinical Utilities Clinical Significance

The simultaneous high concentrations of CA 19-9 and CA 15-3 in women with endometriosis may be involved in the pathophysiology of endometriosis

Collection Instructions
  Collection Instructions

Light hemolysis, moderate hemolysis, and gross hemolysis are acceptable.