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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
CEA
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Anticoagulated samples are unsuitable.
Reference Ranges
up to 3.8 �g/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Produced by malignant tumours, particularly of the gastrointestinal tract. A significant number of false negatives and false positives are found.
Turn around time
3 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017