May aid in the workup of suspected rheumatoid arthritis or undifferentiated inflammatory arthritides. Rheumatoid Arthritis Panel (3004055) is the preferred test.
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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New York DOH Approval Status
Serum separator tube.
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) IgG antibodies are present in about 34-53 percent of patients with RA, have specificities of greater than 90 percent and can occur in RA patients seronegative for both rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP. 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.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3003993||Carbamylated Protein Antibody, IgG|
- Carbamylated protein IgG
- CarP IgG