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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

CA 153

Test Name

CA 153 (CA 15-3, Breast Cancer Marker)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Gold Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Serum (SST)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect in gel-separator tube. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Special Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store and send frozen.

Rejection Criteria: Plasma, Gross hemolysis, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: Stable at Refrigerated: 24 Hours, Frozen >1 Day.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)


Test Utilization

Routine > 3Days

Reference Value

< 26 kU/L

Test Code



Immunoassay (Roche Elecsys

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information