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Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a protein found in the blood of adults at low levels. CEA is basically glycoprotein that functions in cell adhesion. CEA is produced during fetal development from the gastrointestinal tissue. Because of the low levels during adult ages, it is used as a tumor marker in clinical tests after surgery or localizing cancer. Patients with colorectal carcinoma have higher levels of CEA (over 2.5 µg/L). Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels also rise because of gastric carcinoma, lung carcinoma, breast carcinoma, pancreatic carcinoma, and medullary thyroid carcinoma, as well as many other conditions.
Carcinoembryonic Antigen Test Strip is 99.3% accurate, has a relative sensitivity of 98.9%, and a relative specificity of 99.5%.
Carcinoembryonic Antigen Test Strip should be stored between 2-30°C. Note that the tests should not be frozen or stored in the sun. Test is valid until the expiration date that is written on the foil wrapping.
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Bring a specimen and the test kit to the room temperature before taking the test. Open the pouch and take the cassette out. Use the test right after opening the pouch.
Use a dropper to transfer 2 drops of the whole blood or 1 drop of serum or plasma to the sample well in the cassette. After this add one drop of the buffer.
The results are readable after 5 minutes. Interpreting results after 20 min is invalid. Dispose of the cassette after the test.
- Do not pipette reagents by mouth;
- Do not use reagents after expiration date;
- Specimens should not be repeatedly frozen and thawed prior to testing.