How are specimens collected for serum CA 27-29 testing?

Updated: Jul 11, 2019
  • Author: Nikhil G Thaker, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Collection details are as follows:

  • Specimen: Serum

  • Container: Red-top tube (see the first image below), tiger-top tube (see the second image below), or gold-top tube (see the third image below). Discuss collection methods with your laboratory prior to collecting the specimen.

    Tiger top tube Tiger top tube
    Gold top tube Gold top tube
  • Collection method: Venipuncture

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