CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) Pretreatment Intrepretation
**Note 1:** Physician statement of CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) Pretreatment Interpretation
can be used to code this data item when no other information is available.
**Note 2:** Record the interpretation of the highest CEA test result documented in the medical record **prior to treatment or polypectomy**.
**Note 3:** Code 9 if there is no statement that the CEA is positive/elevated, negative/normal, and the lab value with its normal range (from which you can determine interpretation), is not documented
**Note 4:** The same laboratory test should be used to record information in CEA Pretreatment Lab Value [NAACCR Data Item #3820].