Accuracy of Dilution of EUS-FNA Pancreatic Cyst Fluid for Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Measurement
The purpose of this research project is to determine if pancreatic cyst fluid can be diluted and provide an accurate Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) level. The investigators hypothesis is that pancreatic cyst fluid obtained by EUS-FNA can be diluted effectively and accurately for the measurement of CEA levels.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Accuracy of Dilution of EUS-FNA Pancreatic Cyst Fluid for CEA Measurement|
- Accuracy of diluted CEA level [ Time Frame: Pancreatic fluid is aspirated once during the procedure. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The primary aim of this study is to determine if pancreatic cyst fluid can be diluted and provide an accurate CEA level.
|Study Start Date:||April 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
EUS-FNA of Pancreatic Cyst
Patients who have a pancreatic cyst requiring standard of care EUS-FNA that yields 2.25 ML (or greater) of fluid will be included in the study.
Other: Laboratory processing for results
There is no intervention. Extra fluid that is normally discarded will be processed.
Other Name: Laboratory processing for results
Potential subjects will be identified based on the indication of a pancreatic cyst requiring EUS-FNA. The procedure will be performed as usual per standard protocol with EUS-FNA of the cyst. Once the fluid is aspirated, it will be measured and if the fluid volume is 2.25 mL or greater than the patient will be included in the study.
A micropipette will be used to ensure exact volumes are measured. The first 1 mL of cystic fluid will be sent to the lab for regular CEA analysis, per standard protocol. The remaining fluid, which would usually be discarded, will then be used for the study. The micropipette will be used to mix 0.75 mL of cyst fluid with 0.25 mL of normal saline (designated sample #2). Next, 0.5 mL of cyst fluid will be mixed with 0.5 mL of normal saline for the next study sample (designated sample #3). These two study samples will be sent to the lab separately using de-identified information, and these values will not be part of the patient's medical record and will not affect clinical management or decision-making. The study samples will be given a unique identifier that will not have any patient identification. The unique identifier will allow the study researchers to link the values to the correct patient by using a password protected program that cannot be accessed by the public.
This study will not require any additional patient participation, and will not impact the length of the procedure. The only additional time will be from the study researchers and the EUS technologists diluting the samples, which will not affect the procedure time itself. If a single patient has more than one cyst, each cyst can be included in the study separately. No additional photographs, videos or data other than the standard data for the procedure will be produced.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01494077
|United States, California|
|H. H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center|
|Orange, California, United States, 92868|
|Principal Investigator:||Kenneth J. Chang, MD||University of California, Irvine|