No. CCP is not recommended as a screening test. Like RF, it is best used for patients whose clinical signs suggest RA or who have already been diagnosed with undifferentiated arthritis. CCP is best used in patients with suggestive features of RA, whose RF is negative. CCP is now also being used in specialist early arthritis clinics to identify patients with RA early.
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