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Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP)

Also known as: CCP Antibody; Citrulline Antibody; Anti-citrulline Antibody; Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide; Anti-CCP; ACPA
Formal name: Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody
Related tests: Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, CRP, Antinuclear Antibody, Synovial Fluid Analysis

Why should I do it?
To help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and differentiate it from other types of arthritis; sometimes to help evaluate the prognosis of a person with RA

When should I do it?
When a doctor suspects RA in someone who has joint inflammation with symptoms that suggest but do not yet meet the criteria of RA

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None