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Test ID BLOD1434 Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin (DCP), Serum

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.

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

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

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

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83951

Reporting Name

Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S

Reference Values

<7.5 ng/mL

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.
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
18582 Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S