Glossary

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Cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody test

May be ordered along with or following a rheumatoid factor test to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to assess the severity and probable course of the disease. CCP antibody may also be ordered to help evaluate the likely development of RA in people with undifferentiated arthritis – those whose symptoms suggest but do not yet meet the ACR criteria for RA.

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