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Test Code DCP (PDL Code) / DCP (Mayo Code) Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin (DCP), Serum

Important Note

This test replaces FPIV and PIVKA.

Reporting Name

Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S

Useful For

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.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

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
Serum Frozen (preferred) 90 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

<7.5 ng/mL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.

CPT Code Information

83951

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Reporting Name LOINC Code
DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S 34444-0

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.