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Endomysial Antibody Blood Test, IgA

Tissue transglutaminase is the autoantigen recognized by endomysial antibody in celiac disease.
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Test Code: 164996

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Methodology: Indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease, Monitoring adherance 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. This may be particularly advantageous in the pediatric population, including the evaluation of children with failure to thrive.

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