Ordering Recommendation

Preferred panel for the workup of suspected rheumatoid arthritis or undifferentiated inflammatory arthritides.




Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry




1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Fasting specimen preferred.


Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature before centrifuging. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Serum is the only acceptable specimen type for this assay without a disclaimer.

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.


After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month (should not be thawed more than once)

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Ab, IgG 0-19 Units
  Rheumatoid Factor 0-14 IU/mL
  Carbamylated Protein Antibody, IgG 0-19 Units

Interpretive Data

Anticyclic 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. Anticarbamylated 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. Anti-CCP and anti-CarP 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.

Component Interpretation
Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibody, IgG 19 Units or less
20-39 Units
40-59 Units
60 Units or Greater
Weak positive
Moderate positive
Strong positive

Compliance Category

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

86200; 86431; 83516


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050465 Rheumatoid Factor 11572-5
0055256 Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Ab, IgG 33935-8
3003993 Carbamylated Protein Antibody, IgG
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  • RA Panel
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