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Des-gamma-carboxy Prothrombin (DCP)

Mnemonic:    [DGC PT]
Name:    Des-gamma-carboxy Prothrombin (DCP)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP.
Plasma is unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0081312
  Method:    Liquid-Phase Binding Immunoassay