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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide / CCP)
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Special instructions
Time limit for add on = 2 days

Interfering substances = Lithium Heparin samples should not be used, samples may be rejected if they're grossly haemolysed or lipaemic.

Reference range


Turnaround Time
14 days

Department: Immunology

Clinical Application
Anti-CCP antibodies are markers for diagnosis and prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are more specific than IgM rheumatoid factors in early and fully established disease.


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