Test Catalog

Test ID: CEAPC    
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA), Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Advisory Information

This test should not be ordered for pancreatic fluid of noncyst origin (eg, pancreatic duct fluid; peripancreatic fluid) since reference values have not been established for this specimen type. Call 800-533-1710 for ordering assistance.

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: 1 mL


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

0.5 mL

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


Gross reject; Mild OK







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 TypeTemperatureTime
Pancreatic Cyst FluidFrozen (preferred)90 days
 Refrigerated 72 hours