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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.Can You screen for pancreatic cancer?
There’s no routine screening test for people at average risk of pancreatic cancer. You might be considered at increased risk if you have a family history of pancreatic cancer or have chronic pancreatitis. If that’s the case, your doctor may order blood tests to screen for gene mutations associated with pancreatic cancer.