Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide, Serum

Test Name: Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide, Serum
Alternate Name(s): ACCP
Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide
Anti Citriline Peptide
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top EDTA, heparin or citrated plasma tube

0-2 yrs: Red 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Red top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Minimum volume of serum required is 1 mL.
Test Schedule: Batch Analysis
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
15 days
Reference Range: Negative ≤ 5 RU/mL
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2018-08-08
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Reports above the top standard are reported as ">200" RU/mL
Special Processing:  
Comments: Anti-CCP antibodies are potentially important surrogate markers for diagnosis and prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because they:

- are as sensitive as, and more specific than, IgM Rheumatoid Factor (RF) in early and fully established disease
- may predict the eventual development into RA when found in undifferentiated arthritis
- may be detected in healthy individuals years before onset of clinical RA
Method of Analysis: Euroimmun Analyzer I-ELISA
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Serum can be stored for up to 21 days at 2 8 oC. For longer storage, store at -20 oC.
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