Substance in blood of rheumatic patients: an antibody found in the blood serum of many people who have rheumatoid arthritis
Anti-CCP (Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide) Antibody
Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide (Anti-CCP) antibodies attack proteins produced by an individual's own body. They play a role in rheumatoid arthritis and are indicators of this inflammatory joint disease.
ANA (Antinuclear Antibody Comprehensive)
Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are unusual antibodies, detectable in the blood, that have the capability of binding to certain structures within the nucleus of the cells. Antinuclear antibodies are substances produced by the immune system that attack the body's own tissues.The antinuclear antibody panel is a blood test that looks at antinuclear antibodies (ANA).
HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigens ) B27
HLA’s or Human Leukocyte Antigens are proteins found on the surface of white blood cells. The B27 refers to a particular protein that helps white blood cells determine the good cells from the harmful agents in the body. A test for this antigen determines whether or not the protein is present. Whether or not this test is needed is determined by the symptoms of the individual.