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Test Name

CEA with HAMA Treatment

CPT Code(s)

82378 (x2)

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations

Approximately 5% of colorectal cancers are not associated with increased levels of CEA.  CEA may be elevated in many types of solid cancer.

Reference Range(s)

CEA, HAMA Treated See below  
CEA, Untreated Non-smoker <2.5 ng/mL
  Smoker <5.0 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

CEA is a tumor marker that is useful to monitor patients with persistent, recurrent or metastatic colonic carcinoma. Patients who have received mouse monoclonal antibodies as part of treatment should have their specimens pre-treated for removal of the human antimouse antibodies (HAMA).

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Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

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CEA with HAMA Treatment
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