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Des-gamma-carboxy Prothrombin

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code DCP
Performed by ARUP
Sendout? Yes
Method Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/immunoassay
Container type Gold or red-top
Amount to Collect 2 mL (blood)
Sample type SERUM
Preferred volume 1 mL (serum)
Min. Volume 0.5 mL (serum)
Processing notes Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Aliquot and freeze. Transport to CB frozen. Order ARUP test code 0081312.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Plasma
Units ng/mL
Normal range 0.0-7.4 ng/mL
Synonyms DCP, PIVKA-II
Stability Ambient: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 1 week
Frozen: 3 months
Turn around times 1-5 days
Additional information The µTASWako method is used. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. The des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) assay is intended as a risk assessment for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic liver diseases. Elevated DCP values have been shown to be associated with an increased risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma. Patients with elevated serum DCP should be more intensely evaluated for evidence of hepatocellular carcinoma.
CPT coding 83951
LOINC code 34444-0
Last Updated 11/21/2017 10:55:31 AM
Entry Number 1809
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