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CEA - Carcinoembryonic antigen - aspiration biopsy

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Eurofins Biomnis code

CEAD

Synonyms

  • Carcinoembryonic antigen

Clinic significance

A fetal protein found in the liver, intestine and pancreas. Following birth, CEA levels fall but rise again in patients with cancer of the digestive tract or certain non-malignant conditions (rectal polyps, hepatitis, cirrhosis, pancreatitis and Crohn's disease) as well as in smokers.

Prenalytics

  • 1 mL
  • Aspiration biopsy
  • Refrigerated

Further information

  • ATTENTION: interference possible in patients treated with biotin (vitamin B7, B8 or H) or taking any food supplement containing biotin. Essential to STOP treatment 8 days before taking the sample.

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Turnaround time

2 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Biochemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Yanis BOUAMRA
Dr Jean Marc VANDERNOTTE
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 17 20
+331 49 59 63 01

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