What is a CCP antibody check?

This check appears for CCP (cyclic citrullinated peptide) antibodies in the blood. CCP antibodies, also named anti-CCP antibodies, are a type of antibody named autoantibodies. Antibodies and autoantibodies are proteins made by the immune program. Antibodies safeguard you from illness by combating foreign substances like viruses and microorganisms. Autoantibodies can bring about illness by attacking the body’s balanced cells by mistake.

CCP antibodies goal balanced tissues in the joints. If CCP antibodies are discovered in your blood, it can be a signal of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive, autoimmune illness that triggers soreness, inflammation, and stiffness in the joints. CCP antibodies are discovered in additional than seventy five p.c of folks who have rheumatoid arthritis. They are nearly by no means discovered in folks who really don’t have the illness.

Other names: Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, anticitrullinated peptide antibody, citrulline antibody, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide, anti-CCP antibody, ACPA