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Test Code DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, Serum

Reporting Name

Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


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) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. 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.

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

Method Name

Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence