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Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

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Also known as: CCP Antibody; Citrulline Antibody; Anti-citrulline Antibody; Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide; Anti-CCP; ACPA
Formal name: Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and differentiate it from other types of arthritis; to help evaluate the prognosis of a person with RA

When to Get Tested?

When a health practitioner suspects RA in someone who has joint inflammation with symptoms that suggest but do not yet meet the criteria of RA

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?