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.