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CCP Antibody Test Overview

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which affects joints. Patients are categorized basis phase of disease i.e., early and those with clinical manifestations (joint erosion, interstitial lung disease, or cardiovascular). Delayed diagnosis of RA is associated with joint disease and poor outcomes.
Anti CCP antibodies are useful in early diagnosis of patients suspected of Rheumatoid arthritis.  False positive results are uncommon as compared to RF. A subset of patients called seronegative Rheumatoid arthritis will be negative for RF & Anti CCP antibodies, they can be diagnosed clinically

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Summary Price Of CCP Antibody Test

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The cost of CCP Antibody Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of CCP Antibody Test ranges from ₹950 to ₹1725.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹1,450
  • Delhi: ₹1,350
  • Mumbai: ₹1,670
  • Pune: ₹1,500

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Frequently Asked Questions

"ccp antibody test is prescribed to understand the inflammatory status of the blood vessels. This gives a more detailed idea of the risk of heart diseases than the routine cholesterol screening. This may be  done in cases of :
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<li>Family history of early age heart diseases.</li>
<li>LDL levels are found to be high despite medication</li>
<li>Family history of hypercholesterolemia</li>
<li>Blood vessel diseases with normal triglyceride and total cholesterol levels</li>
<li>Self history of heart diseases with or without surgery. </li>
<li>To diagnose deficiencies of Apo-A1 and Apo-B which may be genetic. </li>
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It is a comprehensive profile that comprises of four tests. ccp antibody test measures the amount of apolipoprotein (a), apolipoprotein B, ratio of  Apo-B/Apo-A, and Lipoprotein-A in the blood. This is a predictor of the risk of heart diseases.

During ccp antibody test blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. You may feel a  little sting when the needle goes in or out. This usually takes less than five minutes.

Apo A high levels of Apo A may reduce the risk of heart diseases, strokes and peripheral vascular disorders. Low levels may increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Low levels may also occur due to certain inherited apolipoprotein deficiencies.
Apo B high levels can lead to cholesterol being deposited in the arterial walls which causes thickening or clogging of the arterial walls also known as "atherosclerosis". This disrupts the flow of blood to the heart and other vital organs. This increases the risk of heart diseases, strokes, and other peripheral arterial diseases. Low levels may mean reduced risk of heart diseases. Low levels may also occur due to Apo-B deficiencies as seen in Tangier's disease or fish eye disease.
High B/A1 ratio increases the risk of heart diseases. Low ratio may reduce the risk of cardiac diseases and stroke.
High Lp-a levels also contribute to thickening of arteries and reduced blood supply. Certain conditions may contribute to high Lp-a  levels such as uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disorders, hypothyroidism and certain hormonal disorders.  Hence, the aim should be to keep the Lp-a low or within normal levels.
Apolipoprotein Profile being a more specific test gives a clearer picture of the risk of heart diseases as compared to routine cholesterol tests.

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