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Test Code DCPS Des-γ-carboxy Prothrombin (DCP)

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp, Burlington, NC


Liquid-phase binding assay (LiBaSys)

Reference Values

0.0-7.5  ng/mL

Test Classification and CPT Coding



LOINC Code: 34444-0

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Red top tube or Gold top tube

Specimen: 0.5 mL serum (0.25 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Frozen

Collection: Separate serum from cells and transfer to a plastic transport tube.

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  1859781

Used For

DCP is intended for use as an aid in the risk assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for progression to hepatocellular carcinoma in conjunction with other laboratory findings, imaging studies, and clinical assessment.1


It is recommended that this assay be used in conjunction with imaging studies for clinical diagnosis.


1. LBA DCP Manufacturer’s package insert, Code No. 993-05301, Wako Pure Chemical Industries.