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Formal name: Carcinoembryonic Antigen

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Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, AACC Press, Washington, DC. Pp 244-245.

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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: CEA. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003574.htm. Accessed February 2009.