No. The IMMray PanCan-d test is only intended for individuals at high risk for developing familial or hereditary pancreatic cancer. Because pancreatic cancer is a low incidence disease, if the general population were screened for it, there would be a huge number of false positive results even with a very accurate test. As a result, it is recommended that only those at high risk for developing the disease be tested.
The IMMray PanCan-d Test Requisition form is available to download here, as is a brochure that provides additional information on the test. Please download and/or print both materials for your physician and start a discussion about whether the IMMray PanCan-d test is right for you. Contact Customer Support at 833-593-9522 if you need assistance accessing these documents or if you would prefer to have printed documents mailed to you.
No. This test is intended for individuals over 18 years old and there is currently no information about its performance in children. A person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer increases with age, and it is very rare for children to develop pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. If you have a strong family history of pancreatic cancer and are concerned about your child’s risk, you may want to consider genetic testing for your child to have a better understanding of their inherited risk. Consider speaking with your child’s pediatrician about your child’s risk and if genetic testing is appropriate.
Yes, the IMMray PanCan-d test requires a physician order.
The IMMray PanCan-d test offers you an opportunity to discuss your family history of pancreatic cancer (or other diseases) with their physician. This pamphlet provides tips on how to speak with a physician about the test. If you would prefer that Immunovia, Inc. contact your doctor directly about the IMMray PanCan-d test, please complete the form on this page.
Immunovia, Inc. is working to get insurance coverage of the test as soon as possible. In the meantime, the test is available for self-pay only. Patients may also be able to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for the IMMray PanCan-d test, and financial assistance programs are available.
The IMMray PanCan-d test is only available via patient pay as we seek insurance coverage. The list price of the IMMray PanCan-d test is $995.
Patients may also be able to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for the IMMray PanCan-d test.
Contact our Customer Support team for additional information, including payment plan options, at 833-593-9522 between 8 AM and 5 PM Eastern Time.
Yes, Immunovia, Inc. has a number of financial assistance programs. Contact Customer Support at 833-593-9522 to get more information.
Customer Support will contact you to explain the test process, schedule a phlebotomy appointment, and answer any questions you may have. After your sample is received and processed, the test result will be sent to your physician, who is responsible for sharing test results with you.
An experienced phlebotomist will come to your home or office to collect a blood sample, or if you prefer, you can go to a local ExamOne office to have your blood sample collected there.
Yes. ExamOne offers a number of office locations where you can have your blood drawn. Please speak with Customer Support about your concerns and they can help identify a local office or alternative location to best meet your needs.
Immunovia, Inc. and its phlebotomy partners take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. All contracted phlebotomists wear masks and gloves at all times, and their health is monitored carefully. A blood collection kit is sent to each patient ordering an IMMray PanCan-d test, and included in that kit is a mask and gloves that the patient can wear while the phlebotomist is collecting the blood sample. All procedures will be reviewed and updated frequently to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Once your blood sample is collected, it will be placed in a self-cooling shipping box (NanoCool®) and shipped overnight to Immunovia, Inc. in Marlborough, Massachusetts for processing.
All IMMray PanCan-d test results are provided to the ordering provider, who then shares the results with the patient.
Test results are provided to the ordering physician 5 to 7 business days after the sample is received at Immunovia, Inc.
You should contact your physician with any questions about your test result. If your physician has questions about the IMMray PanCan-d test result, he or she can contact Dr. Thomas King, Immunovia, Inc.’s Medical Director, by calling Customer Support at 833-593-9522.
You can contact Customer Support at 833-593-9522 for assistance with rescheduling your blood collection appointment.
The phlebotomist will call you 24 to 48 hours before your scheduled appointment to confirm the date, time, and location for the blood collection. The phlebotomist will also call you on the day of the appointment if they are having trouble finding your address or if they are running late. In the unlikely event that the phlebotomist has no contact with you on the day of the appointment, you can call Customer Support at 833-593-9522 for assistance.
In the unlikely event that your blood sample takes longer than 48 hours to arrive at Immunovia, Inc., another blood sample will need to be collected for the IMMray PanCan-d test. In that case, our Customer Support team will reach out to you to explain the issue and start the process for a new blood collection. You will not be charged for the second blood test, and you will only be charged once your test result report has been sent to the ordering provider.
If you receive a “High-Risk Signature Present” result with the IMMray PanCan-d test, your doctor will likely order imaging of your pancreas. If your test was ordered by a primary care practitioner, you may also be referred to a gastroenterologist for further testing and workup.
The IMMray PanCan-d test includes CA19-9 levels in the algorithm to improve the accuracy of the test. These levels are included in the test report to provide further clinical information to the ordering physician.
A Borderline test result means that your blood sample result could not be assigned a High-Risk Signature Present or Negative for High-Risk Signature result with greater than 90% confidence. A Borderline result is not a failure of the test; it means the sample quality was adequate. Retesting with a new sample may clarify the results. Typically, less than 10% of samples analyzed yield a Borderline IMMray PanCan-d result.
A result of Test Not Performed means that Immunovia, Inc. was unable to process the specimen in our lab, usually because of the quality of the specimen. This can be caused by shipping delays, or conditions during travel where the specimen temperature increased above 8°C.
No. Patients are only charged for IMMray PanCan-d tests that are processed and provide a valid result of High-Risk Signature Present, Negative for High-Risk Signature or Borderline.
Any questions about your bill should be directed to Customer Support at 833-593-9522.
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