Synonyms/Also Known as
Anti-citrulline Antibody, Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide, Anti-CCP
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.
Test preparation needed
About The Test
How is it used
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.