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Test ID DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, Serum

Useful For

Risk assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

 

Aiding in the monitoring of HCC patients post therapy if des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) level was elevated prior to therapy

Method Name

Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence

Reporting Name

Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Ordering Guidance


For diagnostic use, this test is most cost-effective for at-risk patients with normal levels of total and L3 alpha fetoprotein in serum. For more information see L3AFP / Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) L3% and Total, Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Marker, Serum.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 90 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values

<7.5 ng/mL

Day(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83951

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S 34444-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S 34444-0

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

1 to 4 days

NY State Approved

Yes