Anti CCP Antibodies

Anti-CCP, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, is used to confirm a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

The presence of Anti-CCP Antibodies has been detected up to 10 years before the first Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms are noted making the early treatment of the condition more effective and can avoid long term joint damage.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a common, chronic, autoimmune disease occurring in 1-2% of the world-wide population.

The damaging effects of rheumatoid arthritis are characterised by the inflammation of the joints and like many autoimmune diseases it occurs more frequently in females than males.

The importance of being able to differentiate between Rheumatoid Arthritis and other forms of joint and connective tissue disease is important. Anti-CCP Antibodies are present very early in Rheumatoid Arthritis and appear to have a high value in determining whether the disease is non-joint erosive or erosive.


We will arrange for you to have your blood samples taken locally to where you live or work.

To find a test centre in your area click here.

We can also arrange for a nurse to visit your home or work to take blood samples. An additional fee of £99 applies to this service.

Same day appointments are available in London. Blood samples can be taken within 30 minutes of placing your order!

Postage & Packaging

Special pre-paid packaging is provided to return your sample safely, by first class post, to our laboratory for testing.

Medical Questionnaire

A Medical History & Lifestyle questionnaire is included with this test. It covers important areas such as illness, injuries, medical conditions, medication, family health history and much more.

The Medical History & Lifestyle questionnaire provides us with vital information which can affect how your results are interpreted and what advice you receive.

Copy of Laboratory Results

You will have secure online access to your medical reports and results held on our secure web servers. If required, we will also send you a hard copy by post.

Our web servers are secure and protected by the latest SSL certificate. The 128bit SSL encryption assures that information is kept private between our web servers and your web browser.

Blood Sample Kit

A specially labelled blood sample collection kit containing everything needed by a nurse or doctor to take the blood sample. The kit will be unique and coded specifically to you.

Laboratory Analysis

Samples are analysed at a private accredited laboratory.

Interpretation of Results

Abnormal results will be explained and relevant advice provided.

Helpline Card

Your personalised Helpline Card will allow you access free confidential medical advice.

Anti-CCP Antibodies (Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody)