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Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Source Pancreatic Cyst
Mnemonic FLAMY
FLCEA
FLC199
Specimen Requirements

Submit pancreatic cyst fluid in a sterile container without preservative, diluent or fixative.

For heavily mucinous specimens 1-2 mL of normal saline may be added to the specimen at time of collection.
NOTE: DO NOT add more saline than total specimen volume.
If saline is added:
   - Place specimen in biohazard bag labeled with a Pancreatic Cyst Fluid Diluted Label CH3277
   - Write on the requisition and the label "___ mL saline added" to indicate the amount of saline added

Specimen Handling

Send specimen to DSC with copy of requisition.

DSC Accession: Deliver specimen to Stat Bench.

Additional Information Amylase, Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) and CA 19-9 are generally tested on this specimen type.
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval