Collagen Type 2 Antibodies
Relapsing polychondritis Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
(RA). Please note: Antibody levels possibly correlate
with disease activity.
Detection of IgG antibodies to Type II Collagen.
Request via ICE
Assay performed as required.
It is essential to provide relevant clinical information.
No special preparation is required.
All samples are generally sent to referral
laboratory within 3 working days of receipt in the
laboratory. The assay is performed as required.
Serum in red top tube
Gold top (SST) tube will be accepted
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as is
Aliquot and store at 4-8°C prior to testing and at -20°C or
below for up to 1 month after receipt.
Causes for Rejection
Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.
Inadequately completed request form.
Delay in sample reaching laboratory.
Samples are tested for the presence of antibodies to collagen
type II by indirect immunofluorescence and the result reported as
Positive or Negative.