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What is the cyclic citrulline antibody test for rheumatoid arthritis?

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A more specific blood test for rheumatoid arthritis is the cyclic citrulline antibody test, also called anti-CCP. The presence of anti-CCP antibodies suggests a tendency toward a more aggressive form of rheumatoid arthritis.

From: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Autoimmune Diseases in Women." American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” UptoDate for Patients: "Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis."  




Reviewed by David Zelman on April 9, 2018

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Autoimmune Diseases in Women." American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” UptoDate for Patients: "Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis."  




Reviewed by David Zelman on April 9, 2018

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