DCP - Overview: Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin (DCP), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

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

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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 A short description of the method used to perform the test

Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S