This test is used to detect rheumatoid arthritis.
Anyone who has symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, including pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. This form of arthritis is most commonly found in the wrist and fingers, although it can be present anywhere in your body.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, which means it results from your body's immune system attacking its own tissues.
The rheumatoid arthritis profile, also called a Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) antibody test, is used in the detection of rheumatoid arthritis. Early detection is an important key to effectively treating this form of arthritis.
If this test comes back positive, you should follow up with a health care provider such as your primary care physician or a rheumatologist.
Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) antibody test
There is no preparation needed for this test.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.