Version 2.70

97747-0Carcinoembryonic Ag [Mass/volume] in AspirateActive

Part Descriptions

LP28643-2   Carcinoembryonic Ag
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), a tumor-associated oncofetal antigen, is a member of the immunoglobulin gene super family. CEA results differ depending on the techniques used and are not always comparable. Increased CEA values are seen with cancer of the colon, rectum, lung, breast, liver, pancreas, stomach, and ovary. Pre-operative CEA values correlate with prognosis and metastasis development in patients with colorectal cancer. Serial measurements have 80% sensitivity and 70% specificity for detecting recurrence. Smaller increases in CEA may occur with benign liver disease, benign breast disease, pulmonary infection, emphysema, and renal failure. Information from Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests,4th Ed, AHB Wu, 2006. Source: Regenstrief Institute

LP28643-2   Carcinoembryonic Ag
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a protein normally found in the tissue of a developing fetus. The blood level of CEA drops significantly or disappears after birth. In adults, an abnormal level of CEA may indicate cancer, and smoking may increase CEA. The CEA blood test measures the level of CEA in blood to monitor responses to treatment and check for the return of colon, medullary thyroid, rectum, lung, breast, liver, pancreas, stomach, and ovarian cancer. [MedlinePlus Encyclopedia:003574] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

LP7037-7   Asp
In LOINC, the System "Asp" represents the fluid withdrawn during an aspiration procedure from an abnormal collection of fluid, such as from an abscess or cyst. "Asp" should not be used to represent named body fluids, such as synovial fluid or peritoneal fluid, because those fluids are not inherently pathologic and also, they have their own named Systems in LOINC. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Carcinoembryonic Ag

Additional Names

Short Name
CEA Aspirate-mCnc
Display Name
Carcinoembryonic Ag (Asp) [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Carcinoembryonic antigen, Aspirate

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.70
Last Updated
Version 2.70
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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
癌胚 抗原:质量浓度:时间点:吸出物:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
carcino-embryonaal Ag:massa/volume:moment:aspiraat:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Kartsinoembrüonaalne antigeen:MCnc:Pt:Asp:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Carcino-embryonnaire Ag:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Aspirat:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Carcino-embryonnaire , Ag:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Aspirat:Quantitatif:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Carcinoembrionario , Ag:MCnc:Pt:Aspirato:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Карциноэмбриональный Аг:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Асп:Колич:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Ag Carcinoembrionario Antígeno:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Asp:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Karsinoembriyonik Ag:KütlKons:Zmlı:Asp:Kant:

Example Units

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