Cyclic citrullinated peptide Ab

Keywords: Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, CCP antibody, CCP

Specimen:

5ml blood in plain tube

Method:

Immunoassay

Reference Interval:

Method dependent

Application:

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Interpretation:

A positive result especially at high level indicates probable RA in the clinical context of polyarthritis. It is more likely to be positive in early stages of disease. It is more specific for Rheumatoid arthritis than rheumatoid factor, however it can still be positive in a range of other inflammatory diseases.

Reference:

Farid SSh. Azizi G. Mirshafiey A. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 16(4):379-86, 2013 Aug.