The novel commercial method of cyst fluid analysis allows for accurate measurement of cyst fluid CEA even on cyst fluid aspirates of less than 1ml, and potentially less than 100ul of fluid.
This measurement tool increases the yield of EUS FNA for pancreatic cysts, particularly for those in whom cyst fluid volumes are small.
By optimizing specimen handling, it is possible to satisfy information needs more effectively thereby contributing to more comprehensive and better diagnosis and management.
Katukuri, MD, Vinay K.; Andrade, MD, Darren; Loren, MD, David E.; and Kowalski, MD, Thomas E., "Evaluation of a novel method for measuring CEA levels from pancreas cyst aspirates" (2010). Division of Internal Medicine Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 2.