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Test Code RHEUP Rheumatoid Panel

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic


Profile Information:
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA +DSDNA)  CCP (Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide AB)
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)  Uric Acid
Rheumatoid Factor (RF) ESR (Sedimentation Rate)


Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Plasma, serum, and EDTA whole blood are required.


Plasma for CRP and Uric Acid

Container/Tube: Mint-top (lithium heparin) tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of plasma

Collection Instructions:

Note: Label specimen appropriately as plasma for CRP and uric acid.


Serum for ANA, Rheumatoid Factor and CCP

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube-Hemolyzed or lipemic specimen is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: 1 mL of serum

Collection Instructions:

Note: Label specimen appropriately as serum for ANA, RF, and CCP

EDTA Whole Blood For ESR

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3.0 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature


Day(s) Test Set Up


Reference Values

See individual test listings.