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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.

Method Name

Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence

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.