Discrepancies in carcinoembryonic antigen measurements: survey and control values vs values for patients.

@article{Klee1987DiscrepanciesIC,
  title={Discrepancies in carcinoembryonic antigen measurements: survey and control values vs values for patients.},
  author={George G. Klee and Lucy Dodge and Graciela Reynoso},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1987},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={563-6}
}
We analyzed the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test results reported in the College of American Pathologists' (CAP) surveys to determine the relationship between the source of CEA used to manufacture the survey specimens and the discrepancies among analytical methods. With the 1983 survey specimens, which were prepared from metastatic colon carcinoma, laboratories using Roche RIA with Clinetics columns reported results that were only one-half the values reported by laboratories using the Abbott… CONTINUE READING