Letter from Hospital

fowls48
fowls48 Member Posts: 1,357
edited 5. Jun 2012, 15:46 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi Everyone


just got a letter from the hospital it says i am APCA POSITIVE .Can someone translate .Sorry for being stupid .


karen xx

Comments

  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    anti-citrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA) positive looks like it a test for arthiritis was connected to ra but not sure if it only one??? some one will know good luck val
    val
  • fowls48
    fowls48 Member Posts: 1,357
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Val your a brick lol
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    just bumping this to top for people to see
    val
  • JoeB2
    JoeB2 Bots Posts: 31
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    ACPA = Anti-citrullinated protein antibody

    It is an auto-antibody commonly detected in the blood of individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

    Hope this helps,

    Arthur
  • Dazztee
    Dazztee Member Posts: 17
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi its one of the newest tests giving a better indication of wether yu have erosive form or not of RA, a result of 60 or above is considered high and therefore erosive form of the disease, an they dont test for any higher than 250, which is 2wot my result was, , it gives them a much better indication of how to treat you now which helps layter on in life