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A 41-year-old female asked:

can you please explain ena. negative anti-ccp antibody 5 (<5) positive rf <14(0-14) antinuclear 80 (<80) a low titre is present?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: None of those results is impressive and all are negative except for a borderline ANA. Why were the tests ordered in the first place? These tests must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms.

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A 57-year-old male asked:

My wife 48 has raised anti ccp antibody reading is 21. what does it mean please?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the level of the antibody in your wife is barely above normal and may not be clinically relevant. In general, it is a marker of rheumatoid arthritis. See this site for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/84182
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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It does not mean that she is necessarily heading towards rheumatoid arthritis.
Jun 29, 2014
Dearborn, MI
A 35-year-old male asked:

ANTI CCP test positive. Is it only in RA ? What other conditions can manifest this antibodies to be positive ?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several: Anti-CCP antibodies can be seen (+) in other autoimmune diseases like Sjogren's and lupus. It can also be (+) with infections like Tuberculosis. It has also been seen (+) in some chronic lung diseases like COPD.

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