Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody (CCP) / Anti CCP - Serum

Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody (CCP) / Anti CCP - Serum

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Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) is an antibody present in most rheumatoid arthritis patients. A positive anti-CCP test result in rheumatoid arthritis patients can be used as a prognostic tool to determine the severity of symptoms the patient may have throughout the disease course.

This Test Includes

Anti -CCP(Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody (CCP) / Anti CCP - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

If you have signs and symptoms suggestive of rheumatoid arthritis like painful, warm, swollen joints most frequently of the hands and wrists, stiffness in the affected joints, fever, development of nodules under the skin, fatigue.

What is this test

A CCP Antibody test is primarily ordered along with a Rheumatoid factor test when someone has signs and symptoms that may be due to previously undiagnosed inflammatory arthritis or has been diagnosed with undifferentiated arthritis.