Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Decreased levels of vitamin D associated with reduced methylation in African American teens

Sweep Away Senile Cells

PAIN'S SECRET MESSAGE: Why Prince Didn't Need to Die

8 Hacks to Slash Medication Costs

Relief from Common Digestive Distress

New Study Shows Optimized Curcumin Stops Inflammation

7 Natural Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Block The Vascular Origins Of Cognitive Decline

What Foods Can Help Fight the Risk of Chronic Inflammation?

Curcumin: Your Secret Weapon to Speed Muscle Recovery After Intense Exercise

 
Print Page
Email Article

New test for rheumatoid arthritis marker receives FDA clearance

  [ 24 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • October 17, 2009


“CCP antibodies may occur in the blood long before the onset of symptoms.”

Axis-Shield plc, an international in vitro diagnostics company based in Dundee, Scotland, has received marketing clearance from the FDA for an assay for anti-CCP, used in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), to run on Abbott’s Architect® family of automated immunoassay analyzers.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the lining of the joints, causing pain and disability. It affects approximately one in every 100 people of all races and ethnic groups.

The introduction of tests recognizing antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) has caused a revolution in rheumatology. The antibodies may occur in the blood long before the onset of symptoms, and it is believed the anti-CCP test:

• Is superior to rheumatoid factor (RF) regarding diagnostic specificity for RA,

• And is often associated with potentially more severe disease course and outcome.

The European Union League against Rheumatism (EULAR) has added the anti-CCP test to its diagnostic criteria for early-stage RA. Recent U.S. studies have also advocated the inclusion of anti-CCP testing into the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) guidelines for diagnosing RA.

Abbott launched the Architect® anti-CCP assay in non-US markets earlier this year and it will introduce the test in the USA later this month [October 2009].

Ian Gilham, Axis-Shield CEO, commented: “We are pleased to have received FDA clearance for this proprietary assay for RA on a major laboratory system. We believe this will help to address the growing demand for the anti-CCP test in the important American market and allow larger volume batch testing. Rheumatoid arthritis is a potentially debilitating disease and early disease diagnosis facilitates improved treatment options and offers substantial patient benefits.”

Source: Axis-Shield, plc news release (with modifications), Oct 16, 2009




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
20 Helpful Tips for Cleaning and Organizing When You're Chronically Ill

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler

· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map