A CT scan is one of the most common tests for pancreatic cancer. Get information on what an ultrasound is, how you have it and what happens afterwards. There are different ways of taking a sample of cells (biopsy) to check for pancreatic cancer.How do you check for pancreatic cancer?
A number of tests are used to diagnose pancreas problems, including the following: Blood tests can check for signs of related conditions, including infection, anemia (low blood count), and dehydration. A tumor marker called CA 19-9 may be checked if pancreatic cancer is suspected. Secretin is a hormone made by the small intestine.