Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibodies, IgA, IgG

Test ID: 

706027

CPT code:

86200

Synonyms:

Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibodies, IgA, IgG, ELISA

Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA)

Anti-CCP

Clinical Use:

The presence of CCP antibodies, when considered in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings, is an aid in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Approximately 70% of RA patients are positive for anti-CCP IgG, while only 2% of random blood donors and control subjects are positive.

Specimen Type:

Serum

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.3 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Collection:

Following collection, serum should be separated from the clot.

Storage Instructions:

Room temperature

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

7 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination; addition of azide or other preservative; heat inactivation

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