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Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP)

Test Name:Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP)
Epic Order Code:LAB5071
CPT Code:86200  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Tests performed daily Monday-Friday.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 72 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours. If longer storage is required, freeze sample at -20° C or lower.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:CCP antibody test is used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA), assess severity, prognosis, and evaluate the likely development of RA in undifferentiated arthritis.