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Antibodies Against Citrullinated Peptides

A Role in the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis


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Slide 14

September 2008

In summary, the anti-CCP antibody test is useful in establishing the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It has similar sensitivity to Rheumatoid factor, but significantly improved specificity. As with all antibody markers, the result of the anti-CCP antibody test must be interpreted in conjunction with other information, including the clinical presentation of the pt and results from other diagnostic testing such as the ANA, discreet antibodies and inflammatory markers.



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