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ID:775 Anti-Cyclic Citrullinate Peptide (CCP) Antibodies
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DescriptionCCP Ab are a useful marker of early RA however the 2009 NICE guidelines recommend the continued use of rheumatoid factor. Consider measuring anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies in people with suspected RA if they are negative for rheumatoid factor.
IndicationSuspicion/indication of Rheumatoid Arthritis. A sensitive and specific Ab for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However cost effectiveness evaluated by NICE, not proven for use in routine diagnosis.
Additional InfoNot routinely available (available to Rheumatologists only).
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationSpecific marker of inflammatory arthritis.

Ref. Range (Male) <3 U/mL
Ref. Range (Female) <3 U/mL
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes3 U/mL and above is positive
Unitsu/mL


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : Anna McHugh. Last edited on 14/09/2018 14:17:18. Published By AM on 14/09/2017 14:17:18.