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Test Code HCCGS Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk Panel with GALAD Score, Serum

Ordering Guidance

GALAD score testing (this test) should not be performed for pregnant patients as alpha-fetoprotein results are elevated during pregnancy.

Necessary Information

Gender and age are required.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Red top

Acceptable: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into a plastic vial.

Secondary ID


Useful For

Risk assessment for development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic liver disease

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
L3AFP AFP-L3% and Total AFP, S Yes Yes
DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S Yes Yes
GAL1 GALAD Model Score No Yes
GAL2 Probability of HCC No Yes

Method Name

Isotachophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence

Reporting Name

HCC Risk Panel with GALAD Score, S

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 90 days
  Refrigerated  5 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Reference Values


<4.7 ng/mL






<7.5 ng/mL



Not applicable



Not applicable

Day(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Report Available

1 to 4 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information



LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HCCGS HCC Risk Panel with GALAD Score, S 96452-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
TAFP Total AFP, S 1834-1
DCP Des-Gamma-Carboxy Prothrombin, S 34444-0
GAL1 GALAD Model Score 96450-2
GAL2 Probability of HCC 96709-1
L3 %L3 42332-7
INT67 Interpretation 69048-7


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)

-Oncology Test Request (T729)