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​Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies

Blood

Clinical Microbiology

Ordering Recommendations

  • ​ ​Samples requested for Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies (Anti-CCP) WILL BE HELD and NOT TESTED in the following situations:
    • For patients whom no rheumatoid factor (RF) testing has been done
    • For patients whom the RF test has been negative
    • When RF results have not been indicated on the requisition
  • Exceptions include:
    • Consults with Rheumatologist
    • Testing approved by Microbiologist-on-call at 306-655-1000

Specimen Requirements​ ​

Type​
  • ​Serum
​Container
  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Red
  • Alternative Collection Container: Tiger (gel)
​Required Volume

​Whole Blood

  • Optimal Volume: 4.0 mL
  • Pediatric Volume: 3.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)

Serum (For Laboratory Use Only)

  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

​Stability/Storage
  • ​Serum must be removed from cells or gel within 4 hours of collection
  • Stable up to 7 days at 2°C to 8°C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​Immunodiagnostics Laboratory, RUH
Results Reporting​
  • 10 days
​Methodology
  • ​Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
​Specimen Retention
  • ​1 month
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​CCP (Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody)
  • Anti-CCP
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​CCPA (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required

 

​If you choose to print this requisition, it is valid only on date of print.

Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-455 v2

Last Modified: Monday, February 1, 2016 |
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