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Also known as: Citrulline antibody; Anti-citrulline antibody; anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody; anti-CCP
Formal name: Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and differentiate it from other types of arthritis; sometimes to help evaluate the prognosis of a patient with RA

When to Get Tested?

If a patient has joint inflammation and/or undiagnosed or undifferentiated inflammatory polyarthritis (symptoms which may suggest but do not yet meet the criteria of RA) and the doctor suspects RA

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?