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Also known as: PIVKA II (protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonists II)
Formal name: Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To evaluate effectiveness of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment if elevated prior to treatment; to monitor for recurrence of HCC

When to Get Tested?

Periodically when you have been treated for HCC

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?