Des-gamma-carboxy Prothrombin
Label Mnemonic: DCP
Epic Lab Code: LAB8107
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Plasma
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
0.0 - 7.4 ng/mL
Interpretive Data:
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.
Methodology:
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Immunoassay
CPT Code:
83951