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What does the anti-CCP blood test measure with RA?

The anti-CCP blood test, a new test for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), measures the level of antibodies that bind to citrulline modified proteins. These proteins tend to be elevated only in patients who have or will have RA. The anti-CCP blood test can be used to determine the severity of RA a person may experience.

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