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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.

Laboratory Staff Instructions Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection. Store sample in assigned rack -30 freezer by the seperation bench.

Rejection Criteria: Plasma, gross hemolysis, unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Stability: Stable for 8 hours at room temperature, 24 hours refrigerated and >1 day Frozen.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 week (run every mondays)

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 26 kU/L

Test Code



2 steps sandwitch (Immunoassay)

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: Sept 17, 2020