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Endomysial Antibody Blood Test, IgA

Tissue transglutaminase is the autoantigen recognized by endomysial antibody in celiac disease.

Sample Report

Test Code: 164996

CPT Code: 86231

Also Known As:

Methodology: Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 1-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Test Code: 15064

CPT Code: 86231

Also Known As:

Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Preparation: No fasting required. It is recommended to follow a regular diet including items that contain gluten for 2 weeks prior to the test as a gluten-free diet may not provide an accurate representation of potential gluten sensitivity.

Test Results: 1-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease, monitoring adherence to gluten-free diet in patients with dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease. Because of the high specificity of endomysial antibodies for celiac disease, the test may obviate the need for multiple small bowel biopsies to verify the diagnosis. 

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