What is in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Comprehensive Panel?
This panel measures the blood levels of your Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (CCP) IgG antibody, Rheumatoid Factor IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies, and Sjogren's SS-A and SS-B antibodies.
Why is a Rheumatoid Arthritis Comprehensive Panel important?
CCP antibodies may be an indicator for rheumatoid arthritis and may also suggest erosive disease. Rheumatoid Factor antibodies are frequently seen in rheumatoid arthritis. Sjogren's antibodies help diagnose Sjogren's syndrome and SLE.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Rheumatoid Arthritis Comprehensive Panel is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.