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Anti Ccp Antibody
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 ...Read more
I assume that you mean rheumatoid factor. Rf.This test is sometimes sent when the patient describes joint pain. It needs to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms because sometimes a positive test is meaningless or associated with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The ccp test is more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than the rf. Both ...Read more
Can you please explain ENA. Negative anti-CCP antibody 5 (<5) positive RF <14(0-14) antinuclear 80 (<80) a low titre is present?
Should treatment for RA begin when anti ccp antibodies are 63? I've had some inflammatory problems that may or may not be related, but no joint pain.
Rheumatoid factors are passe, and frequently false positive. The "ccp" antibody is more definitive! what does that mean?
Both are useful: Most rheumatologists find both tests useful; rf is not "passe." rf is not specific for ra, meaning most patients with RA have an abnormal rf, but many people with abnormal rf do not have RA (false positive). E.G., hepatitis c infection can cause an abnormal rf without ra. In contrast, antibodies to ccp are more specific, so almost everyone with abnormal ccp will have or develop ra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have questions about join problem. “anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide” test. Result is “anti ccp = 110 and ul ml=0.5” informed me is this critical?
Anti-CCP test: This test is often done at the same time as a rheumatoid factor (rf) for rheumatoid arthritis. A value greater than 60 elisa units is "strongly positive". This result suggest you should be under the care of a rheumatologist to confirm/reject this diagnosis & to treat you if the DX is correct. The ui ml= 0.5 is confusing, unless the results were in spanish or other non-english language. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody value 0.58.. Sensitivity of method 68% and specificity 92% ... What does it indicate?
Can you explain what the following blood tests will show? anti ena id, dna ab ds+conf bld, ccp antibody igg, ana blood
Complicated: The question is too involved to address in this forum. Please consult this site for an introduction. http://www.kidneyabc.com/special-tests/2.html ...Read more
Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.
Cannot diagnose: Although these lab values are interesting, taken out of the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination, plus further testing there is no way in which to diagnose over the internet. See a rheumatologist and get appropriately assessed. ...Read more
Ebv capsid ab IgG 1:580. Positive ccp antibody igg, sed rate, high RDW and mpv on cbc.Liiver alt, AST elevated. Any ideas?
My test was negative for anti nuclear antibody and 40 u/ml for cyclic citrullinated peptide. Does this mean I have ra?
ANTI CCP test positive. Is it only in RA ? What other conditions can manifest this antibodies to be positive ?
Positive RF: I assume that you mean rheumatoid factor. Rf.This test is sometimes sent when the patient describes joint pain. It needs to be interpreted in the context of the patients symptoms because sometimes a positive test is meaningless or associated with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. The ccp test is more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than the rf. Both tests are often sent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Different labs have different levels of what "normal" is. In the lab i use, this value of 6 would be normal. ...Read more
I took a cyclic citrullinated peptide IgG abs and the results were > 250h to the 4th power. What does this mean?
A newer test for RA: A positive result for cyclic citrullinated peptide (ccp) antibodies indicates a high likelihood of rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Results are usually reported in units with a value of >40 units considered positive. I'm not familiar with the scale that was used on your test. If its positive that's a strong sign that you have ra. ...Read more
I tested and have a cyclic citrullinated peptide (ccp) ab (igg) >250 units and RA latex Turbid 170.7 IU/mL. and ANA direct negative. what r results?
Rheumatoid arthritis: Your tests are strongly suggesting rheumatoid arthritis. I do not know the range for RA latex for that specific lab, but if you have symptoms consistent with rheumatoid arthritis you most likely have rheumatoid arthritis. Talk to your doctor about the results and the benefits of a rheumatology consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer