|Last Updated: December 9, 2021 @ 10:13 am|
Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide 3 Antibody, IgG (CCP3)
|Stability:||Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable|
CCP3 Reference Range:
<20 Units Negative
20-39 Units Weak Positive
40-59 Units Moderate Positive
>59 Units Strong Positive
Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP), IgG antibodies are present in about 69-83 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and have specificities of 93-95 percent. These autoantibodies may be present in the preclinical phase of disease, are associated with future RA development, and may predict radiographic joint destruction. Patients with weak positive results should be monitored and testing repeated.
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