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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Citrullinated Protein Antibody

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 www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG79/Chapter/recommendations for further information.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume5 ml
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
Stability14 days
Turnaround Time7 Days
LaboratoryYork
Reference Interval0 – 20.00 CU
LimitationsThe assay should not be performed on grossly haemolysed or grossly lipaemic samples.
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