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How accurate is the IMMray® PanCan-d test?

In a blind validation study performed at Immunovia, Inc. in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the IMMray PanCan-d test was able to identify Stages I and II PDAC (n=56) versus high-risk individual controls (enrolled in a familial/hereditary pancreatic cancer surveillance program (n=187)) with 99% specificity and 89% sensitivity. Across stages I – IV PDAC (n=157), the sensitivity increased to 92% with 99% specificity.

Further information about the blind validation methods and results can be viewed in the full manuscript here (Open Access).

The IMMray PanCan-d test is available as a laboratory developed test exclusively through Immunovia, Inc. in Marlborough, Massachusetts.


Brand RE, Persson J, Bratlie SO et al. Detection of early-stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from blood samples: Results of a multiplex biomarker signature validation study. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2022;13(3):e00468.

Contraindications and warnings

  • Patients should refrain from consuming biotin supplements for 2 days before blood collection.
  • Samples should not be drawn for at least 2 weeks after a patient has had major surgery, has experienced significant physical trauma, or has received cancer chemotherapy.
  • IMMray PanCan-d results are determined by the levels of 9 biomarkers including CA19-9. Individuals with CA19-9 values <2.5 are likely to have a Lewis Antigen Null genotype (le/le) and cannot produce CA19-9. Test performance may be compromised in these individuals. Therefore, if your patient is known to have a CA19-9 level below 2.5, testing with IMMray PanCan-d is not recommended.  If a patient sample received for IMMray PanCan-d testing is found to have a CA19-9 value of 2.5 or less, the test will not be performed, the patient will not be charged, and the ordering provider will be notified.
  • Do not draw blood on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
  • Follow all sample collection and processing instructions included with blood collection kit.
  • Ship using FedEx® Priority Overnight to Immunovia, Inc., in an activated NanoCool® shipper (call Customer Support at (833) 593-9522 to request a shipper).

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