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Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) Test

The Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) test is a diagnostic tool employed in detecting anti-CCP antibodies in the blood. These antibodies are autoantibodies, meaning they mistakenly target and attack the body's own tissues, specifically proteins that have undergone a biochemical change termed 'citrullination'. The presence of anti-CCP antibodies is strongly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the joints.

  • Test Name Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) Test
  • Sample Type Blood
  • Preparations Required No special preparation is necessary.
  • Report Time 4 Hours

Purpose of anti ccp antibodies blood test

This test is essential in diagnosing and managing Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), particularly because it is highly specific for the disease, even in its early stages. Thus, the Anti-CCP test is a significant contribution to the arsenal of diagnostic methods for rheumatoid arthritis, allowing for prompt and more accurate disease management.

Who Should Take Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Test?

The anti-CCP test is suggested for people who may have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly if they have symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. This test can help diagnose the condition early and determine how severe it is, which can then guide doctors in choosing the best treatment options for improved results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Anti-CCP test aids in the early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, which is crucial in preventing severe joint damage and disability. The sooner the disease is diagnosed and treatment is initiated, the better the potential outcomes for the patient.

Your doctor may recommend the anti ccp antibodies blood test test if you display symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, such as joint pain, swelling, stiffness (especially in the morning), fatigue, and unexplained weight loss. The test may also be ordered if preliminary tests for RA, like the Rheumatoid Factor (RF) test, yield positive results.

The Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide test measures the level of anti-CCP antibodies in the blood. A higher-than-normal level of these antibodies can indicate the presence of rheumatoid arthritis.

Normal values can vary between laboratories. Typically, an Anti-CCP antibody level less than 20 U/mL is considered normal. Values above this level may indicate the presence of rheumatoid arthritis or another inflammatory condition.

A positive anti-CCP test indicates a strong possibility of having rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It shows the existence of antibodies that attack proteins in the joints, leading to inflammation and joint damage commonly seen in RA.

A negative anti-CCP test doesn't completely rule out rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but it does decrease the chances. Additional tests and clinical assessment are needed for an accurate diagnosis, as some people with RA may not show detectable levels of anti-CCP antibodies

The price of the Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) test can vary depending on the healthcare provider, location, and insurance coverage. Sprint diagnostics offers anti ccp antibody test at an affordable price of just Rs.1800/- in Hyderabad. Schedule your test now at your nearest sprint diagnostics center.

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