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OV-Monitor (CA 125)


The methodology uses a two-site immunoenzymatic “sandwich” assay.

Test Utility

The assay can be used to monitor therapy response in patients with epithelial carcinoma.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum or heparinized plasma sample in the following tubes:

  • Preferred Specimen: One Gold-top SST tube, minimum volume 4.0 mL

  • Also acceptable: One Lithium Heparin tube, minimum volume 3.0 mL

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store serum or plasma at the following temperatures:

  • Room temperature: 10 hours

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C: 48 hours

  • Frozen: Not indicated

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages


Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory

1307- A, Allen Dr

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 846-0663

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