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CCPEP
CYCLIC CITRULLINATED PEPTIDE (CCP) ANTIBODIES

Test Code CCPEP 
Test CYCLIC CITRULLINATED PEPTIDE (CCP) ANTIBODIES 
Methodology Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) 
Description Useful in the evaluation of patients suspected of having rheumatoid arthritis (RA); and for differentiating RA from other connective tissue diseases that may present with
arthritis. 
Specimen Draw blood in a plain red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) of serum refrigerated. If specimen will not arrive within 2 days of draw, send specimen FROZEN in plastic vial on dry ice 
Reference Values Negative <20
Weak Positive 20-39 U
Moderate Positive 40-59
Strong Positive >= 60 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Thursday 
CPT Code(s) 86200