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Test ID: 199PC    
Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Ordering Guidance

This test should not be ordered for pancreatic fluid of noncystic origin (eg, pancreatic duct fluid, peripancreatic fluid) since reference values have not been established for those specimen types. For ordering assistance call 800-533-1710.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: For 12 hours before this procedure do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Container/Tube: Plain, plastic, screw-top tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Pancreatic Cyst FluidFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days