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Overview Brief

Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test is useful in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. The test is also known as the CCP antibody or citrulline antibody test.

What is Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody?

The Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test aids orthopedics to differentiate between rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis. The test also helps evaluate the prognosis of a patient suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Why is Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody Suggested?

Orthopedics suggest the Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test for patients who are in the early stage of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Symptoms:

  • Joint inflammation.
  • Stiffness in joints.
  • Loss of joint function.
  • Anemia.

How is Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody Performed?

The Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test is performed at a pathology lab.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • The sample is tested for the presence of

The Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test can help to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages.

What are the Parameters Measured in Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody?

Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test aids in the detection and measurement of the level of anti-CCP antibodies.

Preparation before Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

Giving a sample for Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody does not take more than 10 minutes.

  • Take food and medicine as per the guidelines are given before the test.
  • Wear a half-sleeved shirt or dress as the sample is collected from the arm.

Post-care after Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

The Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test is a quick procedure.

  • Rest after the Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test if you feel dizzy or weak.
  • Report any pain to the doctor.

Sample Types in Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

The Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test is performed using a single intravenous blood sample.

Side-effects/risks of Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

Patients have to give a sample for the Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody test.

  • slight sting (from where the intravenous sample is collected).
  • Feeling weak or dizzy.

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