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Citrullinated Protein Antibody

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TestCitrullinated Protein Antibody
Common AbbreviationsACPA CCP
ProfileOther types of citrullinated protein antibodies include anti-CCP
Clinical IndicationIs recommended to test in patients with suspected Rheumatoid arthritis, and can be useful in early diagnosis of disease. Please note; should not be used to monitor disease. Please see for further information.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability14 days
Turnaround Time7 Days
LaboratoryHull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 2JZ
Reference Interval< 20.00 CU is negative
LimitationsThe assay should not be performed on grossly haemolysed or grossly lipaemic samples. Only serum samples will be accepted
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