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Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti CCP), Serum

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Synonyms/Also Known as

Anti-citrulline Antibody, Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide, Anti-CCP

Related tests

Rheumatoid Factor, ESR, C-Reactive Protein, ANA, Synovial Fluid Analysis

Why get tested?

To diagnose and evaluate the prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis and to differentiate it from other types of arthritis.

When to get tested?

When RA is suspected with joint inflammation.

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About The Test

How is it used
A cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody test is done along with rheumatoid factor (RF) test and inflammatory markers such as ESR and C-reactive protein (CRP) to diagnose, assess the severity and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (CCP). antibodies are autoantibodies directed against cyclic citrullinated peptides. A cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody test may also be done to evaluate the likelihood of developing RA in people with undifferentiated arthritis.


1) Is CCP antibody test a routine test?

No. CCP antibody test is done only in individuals with clinical signs suggesting RA or in patients with undifferentiated arthritis.

2) What are other additional tests required to evaluate RA?

ESR, CRP, CBC, analysis of joint fluid (synovial fluid), antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing.