Cyclic citrullinated peptide Ab
Keywords: Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, CCP antibody, CCP
5ml blood in plain tube
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Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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.
Farid SSh. Azizi G. Mirshafiey A. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 16(4):379-86, 2013 Aug.