Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence
This test includes a GALAD (gender, age, alpha-fetoprotein [AFP]-L3, AFP, des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin [DCP]) model score calculation to calculate the probability of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The GALAD model has been demonstrated to have higher diagnostic accuracy for the detection of HCC when compared to the use AFP, AFP-L3, and DCP markers alone or in combination. The performance of the GALAD score has also been reported to be superior to ultrasound for HCC detection.
TOTAL ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP):<4.7 ng/mL
DES-GAMMA-CARBOXY PROTHROMBIN:<7.5 ng/mL
2 - 5 days
Gender and age are required
Collect specimen in a red top or SST tube. Spin and aliquot into a screw capped plastic tube. Send to Specimen Processing frozen
Test performed by Mayo Clinic Laboratories