Order Code: C131
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: CA 15-3; Breast Cancer Antibody
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 10 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes.
Special Instructions: Samples must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C): 90 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C): 90 days
Causes for rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)
Turn Around Time: 2 – 3 days
Use: The CA 15-3 test is used to monitor response to treatment for breast cancer, as well as to detect the recurrence of breast cancer.