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Test Code LAB155/1498/CA125 CA 125

Specimen Type

1 GEL BARRIER SST CLOT TUBE (SERUM)
OR
1 GREEN TOP LITHIUM HEPARIN TUBE (PLASMA)

Specimen Required

MIN: 0.5 ML SERUM OR PLASMA

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT: BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY, WITHOUT DELAY.

 

CENTRAL PROCESSING:
SERUM: ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE AND DELIVER TO CHEMISTRY, WITHOUT DELAY.
PLASMA: CENTRIFUGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER COLLECTION, THEN DELIVER TO CHEMISTRY, WITHOUT DELAY.

 

OUTPATIENT:
SERUM: ALLOW BLOOD TO CLOT UPRIGHT FOR 30 MINUTES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE, CENTRIFUGE, THEN REFRIGERATE.
PLASMA: CENTRIFUGE AND SEPARATE PLASMA FROM RED CELLS (INTO A PLASTIC 12 x75 TUBE) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER COLLECTION, THEN REFRIGERATE.

METHOD

CHEMILUMINESCENCE

Specimen Retention Time

5 DAYS

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

REFRIGERATE

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

DAILY

CPT

86304

LOINC

10334-1

SYNONYMS

OVARIAN CANCER RELATED ANTIBODIES

CANCER ANTIGEN

OV 125

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

ROOM TEMPERATURE - SST TUBE OR PLASMA SEPARATED FROM RED CELLS:  UP TO 8 HOURS

REFRIGERATED - SST TUBE OR PLASMA SEPARATED FROM RED CELLS:  UP TO 48 HOURS