Pancreatic Cyst Panel, UMMC Only


Sunquest Code:PCYST  
Epic Code:LAB3666Epic Name:Pancreas Cyst Panel
Synonyms:Pancreatic Cyst Fluid CEA; Mucicarmine Stain
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
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Test Includes:Fluid Amylase, Fluid CEA and Mucicarmine stain by Cytology.
Turnaround Time:Fluid CEA and amylase performed and reported 24 hours/day. Cytology performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fluid
Optimal Volume:0.3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.3 mL


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Send sample and request form to the Acute Care Laboratory for processing.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry and Cytology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report. The ADVIA Centaur CEA method is used. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably.
Use:Malignant lesions can shed cells into a fluid in close proximity of the tumor. Isolating diagnostic cells from their supernatant aids in the detection or extent of a disease. Using the supernatant from a pancreatic cyst specimen preserves the supernatant, so it can be used at a later date for analysis of tumor markers, viscosity and enzymes.


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