What is Anti-CCP Ab?
An anti-CCP test, also known as ACPA, tests for an antibody associated with RA. According to one study, the anti-CCP test is useful for early diagnosis. It can identify people who are more likely to develop severe and irreversible damage due to RA. In the early stage of RA, the condition may only affect one or several joints. These are usually the small joints of the hands and feet. As RA progresses, other joints will become affected.
Symptoms of RA include:
- painful joints
- swollen joints
- joint stiffness
- weight loss
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.