What diagnosis will cover a CEA?

What diagnosis will cover a CEA?

Description Information. CEA is a protein polysaccharide found in some carcinomas. It is effective as a biochemical marker for monitoring the response of certain malignancies to therapy. CEA may be medically necessary for follow-up of patients with colorectal carcinoma.

What ICD 10 code covers CEA?

ICD-10-CM Code for Elevated carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA] R97. 0.

What is procedure code 82378?

Medicare CPT 82378 Carcinoembryonic Antigen and valid DX Testing with a diagnosis of an in situ carcinoma is not reasonably done more frequently than once, unless the result is abnormal, in which case the test may be repeated once. ICD-9 Codes are associated with CPT code 82378 in this policy. 150.0.

What is the ICD 10 code for colon cancer?

Malignant neoplasm of colon, unspecified C18. 9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

Is the CEA test useful as a screening test for colon carcinoma?

The CEA test isn’t useful for diagnosing or screening the general population for cancer. It’s usually not used to screen or diagnose you if you’re healthy or aren’t showing any symptoms of a disease. But if someone has a familial genetic syndrome for colon cancer then it’s reasonable use CEA as a screening tool.

What does a CEA level of 8 mean?

A CEA value of greater than 8 ng/ml was highly suggestive of residual disease or recurrence, even when no clinical evidence was present. Approximately 90% of the patients dying from colorectal cancer showed an increase in CEA to greater than 8 ng/ml during the course of the disease.

What is the CPT code for CEA?

Alias: Carcinoembryonic Antigen CEA LAB57
CPT Code(s): 82378
Preferred Specimen: 1.0 mL serum
Container: SST (gold)

What color tube is a CA 19 9?

CA 19-9
ORDERING INFORMATION: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1911 Geisinger Epic ID: 19446
Preferred collection container: 3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
Alternate Collection Container: 3 mL green/yellow-top (plasma separator) tube
Specimen required: 1 mL serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL.

What is right sided colon cancer?

Right-sided colon cancers (RSCC or proximal tumors) occur in the cecum, ascending colon, hepatic flexure and/or transverse colon, while left-sided colon cancers (LSCC or distal tumors) arise in the splenic flexure, descending colon, and/or sigmoid colon.

What is metastatic colon cancer?

Metastasis means that the cancer cells have spread beyond the colon to other organs. This is also referred to as advanced colon cancer or stage IV colon cancer. Your treatment options will depend on several factors, including the extent of the cancer and what other organs it has spread to.

Why is CEA not used for screening?

CEA testing is not used for screening, which is looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms. It is also not used for cancer diagnosis because other, noncancerous conditions can cause CEA levels to increase and because not all cancers cause CEA levels to rise.

What is a bad CEA level?