Kolkata, Aug 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Rheumatoid Arthritis patients can now have quicker diagnosis of their disease as a diagnosis centre in Kolkata Metropolis unveiled Anti-CCP test, here.
Multinational chain of diagnostic centres, Metropolis Healthcare Limited, reveled the Anti-CCP test in Kolkata Metropolis that will help the doctors confirm the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Anti-CCP, which stands for anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody, is a new blood test to help doctors confirm diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and the specificity of the 2nd generation anti CCP assay is almost 96-98 percent.
Anti CCP is a very useful blood test in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis.
It is much better that the routine rheumatoid factor tests for early & specific diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
High levels of the antibody indicate a more aggressive RA & higher risk of joint damage as compared to a patient with low levels.
Priced at Rs 900, the results of the test are available on the same day.