Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Anitbody (IgG)Main Content
Test Code: 11173
CPT Code(s): 86200
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance: A synthetic circular peptide containing citrulline called CCP IgG (cyclic citrullinated peptide) has been found to be better at discriminating Rheumatoid Arthritis patients from other patients than either the perinuclear autoantibody test or the test for rheumatoid factor. Approximately 70% of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis are positive for Anti-CCP IgG, while only about 2% of random blood donors and disease controls subjects are positive.
Alternative Name(s): Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) IgG, CCP, Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibody IgG
Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL
Preferred Specimen: Serum
Preferred Volume: 1mL
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 days
Rejection Criteria: Plasma, gross hemolysis, gross lipemia
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