This Celiac Disease testing package looks for antibodies which typically develop in patients with Celiac Disease. This package includes the Endomysial Antibody IgA and Tissue Transglutaminase IgA tests. A total serum IgA test is also included. A Total IgA test can help to determine if a person is IgA deficient. Patients with IgA deficiency might show false negatives on IgA antibody tests and require other types of testing for an accurate diagnosis. Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA is a common screening for Celiac Disease. Endomysial Antibody IgA is an effective confirmation for a positive tTG test as it looks for a type of antibody which is hightly specific to Celiac Disease.
Celiac testing is advisable for patients who are experiencing symptoms associated with Celiac Disease or are aware of family members who have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
Blood antibody testing is an effective method to screen for Celiac disease. However, if a person’s test results indicate they are IgA deficient, they may wish to order a test which detects different types of antibodies such as the Celiac Disease Complete Panel.
A final diagnosis for Celiac Disease should be confirmed by a doctor and may require an intestinal biopsy. For more information on Celiac Disease testing, please visit the Celiac Disease Foundation at www.celiac.org.
Turnaround time for the Celiac Disease Panel is typically 1-3 business days.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
This celiac panel blood test has no fasting requirements. Please note it is recommended that prior to taking this test, a regular diet including items that contain gluten should be followed for 2 weeks as a gluten-free diet may not provide an accurate representation of potential gluten sensitivity.More Celiac Test & Disease Info
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