Test Code DCP (PDL Code) / DCP (Mayo Code) Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin (DCP), Serum
Reporting NameDes-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S
Risk assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
An aid in the monitoring of HCC patients post therapy if des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) level was elevated prior to therapy. An elevated DCP level is associated with increased risk of recurring HCC.
Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence
Performing LaboratoryMayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester
Preferred: Red top
Acceptable: Serum gel
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/oncology-request-form.pdf).
Specimen Minimum Volume
Specimen Stability Information
|Serum||Frozen (preferred)||90 days|
Reject Due To
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross OK
Day(s) and Time(s) Performed
Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.
CPT Code Information
LOINC Code Information
|Result ID||Reporting Name||LOINC Code|
|DCP||Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S||34444-0|