CCP Blood Test | Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody Test
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The CCP Antibody or Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) Antibody (IgG) Test looks for the presence of antibodies that are produced by the body due to an autoimmune disorder.
A healthy immune system protects the body by attacking foreign organisms such as bacteria and viruses. However, in cases where an autoimmune disease exists, the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue instead. In RA, the joints which are designed to absorb shock and allow smooth movement between bones, are targeted by the autoimmune process.
Testing for the presence of anti-CCP is a relatively new support tool in helping diagnose rheumatoid arthritis.
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Preparation: No special preparation is needed for this test.
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: