Test Code CTCC Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) for Colorectal Cancer by CellSearch, Blood
Reporting NameCirculating Tumor Cells, Colorectal
An aid in the monitoring of patients with metastatic colon cancer
Performing LaboratoryMayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester
Specimen TypeWhole blood
Specimen must be shipped immediately to ensure processing can be completed within 96 hours of draw. Send specimen Monday through Friday only and not the day before a holiday.
Container/Tube: Circulating Tumor Cell Collection Kit (Supply T630) containing CellSave tubes
Specimen Volume: 15 mL in 2 CellSave tubes each containing 7.5 mL
Collection Instructions: Send specimen on same day of draw.
Additional Information: Date and time of draw are required.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Pathology/Cytology Request Form (Supply T246) with the specimen.
Specimen Minimum Volume
Specimen Stability Information
|Whole blood||Ambient||4 days|
An interpretive report will be provided.
Day(s) and Time(s) Performed
Monday through Friday, Sunday
Test ClassificationThis test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.
CPT Code Information
86152-Cell enumeration using immunologic selection and identification in fluid specimen (eg, circulating tumor cells in blood)
86153-Cell enumeration using immunologic selection and identification in fluid specimen (eg, circulating tumor cells in blood); physician interpretation and report when required
LOINC Code Information
|Result ID||Reporting Name||LOINC Code|
|50807||Reason for Referral||42349-1|