2. If I have liver cancer in my family, should I be tested for DCP?
DCP is not intended to be used to screen the general population or those who are healthy. A DCP test may be occasionally performed if you have chronicliver disease and your doctor wants the additional information it may offer.
3. If I have hepatitis, should I have a DCP test performed?
You should talk to your doctor. Recent guidelines by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) do not recommend using DCP as a screening test for the development of HCC, but it is used for this purpose in some other parts of the world.
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