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CHANGES TO ANTI-CCP TESTING

March 31 2023
Starting March 30, 2023, LifeLabs will temporarily refer out all MSP testing for anti-CCP to the clinical laboratory at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).

Dear health care providers,

LifeLabs’ current method for anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (Anti-CCP) testing is experiencing reagent shortages.  We anticipate this shortage may last for a few months.

Starting March 30, 2023, LifeLabs will temporarily refer out all MSP testing for anti-CCP to the clinical laboratory at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH).  The reference ranges for anti-CCP and their interpretations are as follows:

  • Negative: < 7.0 U/mL
  • Equivocal: 0-10.0 U/mL
  • Positive: > 10.0 U/mL

Please interpret results according to these ranges – no additional comments will be provided.

The VGH laboratory runs anti-CCP daily.  Results may be delayed by a day or two when compared to our current turn-around time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For any questions, please contact LifeLabs Customer Care Center 1-800-431-7206.

Thank you,

LifeLabs                                                                                                                                                   

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