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Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

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Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

Overview of Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

What is Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody?

Anti cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody (CCP) is an antibody which is found in the patients of rheumatoid arthritis. This test detects the levels of anti CCP antibody in the blood. This test is also known as citrulline antibody test, the anti-citrulline antibody test, CCP antibody test. It helps in differentiating rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis.

Sample Type

The sample type collected for Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody is: Blood

Preparation for Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

  • No special preparation required

Why Get Tested for Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody?

  • To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis

  • To differentiate rheumatoid arthritis from other arthritis

  • To evaluate the prognosis of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis


Understand more about Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

Anti cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies are autoantibodies which are produced by the immune system that attack against the cyclic citrullinated peptide. Due to these attacks, inflammatory symptoms are produced in the body which is most commonly seen in rheumatoid arthritis. The Anti CCP antibodies can be present in patients prior to the start of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The presence of positive Anti CCP antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis patients is said to be due to the combination of genetics and environmental factors. These patients have a common sequence of amino acids which is called as shared epitope that is encoded in specific genetic markers called human leukocyte antigens (HLA) which are responsible for producing proteins to control immune responses. The shared epitope attaches to these proteins to produce Anti CCP antibodies.


What Results of Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody mean?

Interpretations

Anti CCP antibody test positivity indicates Rheumatoid Arthritis


Patient Concerns about Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

Frequently Asked Questions about Anti Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

Q. How is this test performed?
This test is performed on a blood sample. A syringe with a fine needle attached is used to withdraw blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm generally from the inner side of the elbow area. The doctor, nurse or the phlebotomist will tie an elastic band around your arm which will help the blood vessels to swell with blood and hence makes it easier to withdraw blood. You may be asked to tightly clench your fist. Once the veins are clearly visible, the area is cleaned with an antiseptic solution and then the needle is inserted into the blood vessel to collect the sample. You may feel a tiny pinprick during the procedure. Blood sample once collected is then sent to the laboratory.
Q. Is there any risk associated with this test?
There is no risk associated with the test. However, as this test involves a needle prick to withdraw the blood sample, rarely, a patient may experience increased bleeding, hematoma (blood collection under the skin) formation, bruising or infection at the site of needle prick.
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