Patient Comments: Citrulline Antibody Test - Experience

Question:

Please describe your experience with the citrulline antibody test. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Martin, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

Because I am a type 2 diabetic (now well controlled through diet and exercise), I was concerned about the amount of inflammation caused by my condition, so I got my doctor to order a C-reactive protein test to measure the presence of inflammation. The results came back higher than my doctor was comfortable with, so he ordered an RF (rheumatoid factor) as well as a ACCP (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide) test. Both came back positive. My RF is 23 and my ACCP is 193. I am completely asymptomatic for RA 9rheumatoid arthritis). I am confused wondering if I am going to develop RA.

Comment from: Tracy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

Mine citrulline antibody test result just came back as 300. I am just getting diagnosed and researching to see what it all means. I'm over the pain and ready to feel better. Like the other commenter, no sign of rheumatoid arthritis in my family at all.

Comment from: Sandra, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at age 27. I am now almost 61. My RA has been described as severe. I had blood work in December showing that my RA Factor is negative. However the cyclic citrulline results were 250 with the norm being 20 units. I am in an active flare and feel that the cyclic citrulline test is a more accurate indication of the disease. I am negative for lupus. No family history of RA. Thank you.

QUESTION

The term arthritis refers to stiffness in the joints. See Answer