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Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies

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Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies
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Reference Range:

Negative <7 U/ml
Borderline 7 - 10 U/ml
Positive >10 U/ml

Turnaround Time:

3 working days

Comments:

Internal Test Code:- CCP

Description:

Indication: Rheumatoid arthritis

Background: Anti CCP antibodies are targeted against citrullinated peptides and are highly specific for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are useful in the early diagnosis of RA and their presence is associated with significantly higher levels of erosions and act as an independent predictor of radiological damage and disease progression.

Method: Fluorescence enzyme immunoassay (FEIA)

Repeat Frequency: As clinically indicated.
Test will not be performed if repeated within 7 days of previous request.

Preparation:

None

Vessels and Containers:

Serum gold-top

Sample Requirements:

300 µl serum

Interference:

Lipaemic, haemolysed or microbially contaminated samples may give poor results. Avoid repeat freezing/thawing of samples.

How result is reported:

Numeric in U/ml

Important Information:

Entry Last Modified 22/05/2019

Alias:

CCP

Transportation and Handling:

At room temperature

Special Precautions:

None

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Sample available in this laboratory for approximately 2 weeks. Test can only be added to samples already received by Immunology.