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Collagen type II Antibody

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TestCollagen type II Antibody
Common AbbreviationsCII
Clinical IndicationCollagens are the major structural proteins of all connective tissues. There are 14 different types of collagen, dependant on the genetic origin and the structural characteristics. Type II collagen belongs to a group of fibrillar collagens that make up the fibrils in most connective tissues. Collagen type II antibodies may be associated with active rheumatoid arthritis or relapsing perichondritis, however they are of uncertain diagnostic or clinical utility.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeSerum
Minimum Volume2 mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 weeks
Laboratory Department of Immunology Northern General Hospital P O Box 894 Sheffield S5 7YT
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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