TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: PFCEA    
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Pleural Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Pleural Fluid

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Plain, plastic, screw-top tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL (Specimens <0.5 mL may be rejected)

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Pleural FluidFrozen (preferred)90 days
 Refrigerated 14 days
 Ambient 7 days