Endomysial Antibody, IgG
IgG EmA , QUEST #91985, WARDE: ENDG, EPIC: LAB7079, SOFT: XENDG
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells within one hour of collection. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 2.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.2 mL)
- Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- Lipemic specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Monday - Friday.
Results available in 4-10 days.
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody.
Gluten-sensitive enteropathy is characterized as a non-allergic hypersensitivity to gluten or storage proteins found in wheat and other cereals. This hypersensitivity causes intestinal villous atrophy resulting in malabsorption. The Endomysial IgG Antibody assay may aid in the diagnosis of gluten-sensitivity enteropathy (i.e., celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis) in Endomysial IgA negative patients with confirmed IgA deficiency. A negative Endomysial IgG test alone does not rule out gluten-sensitive enteropathy. These antibodies generally decrease or become negative in patients on gluten-free diets and will usually reappear upon gluten challenge.
86255, 86256 (if indicated).
QUEST #91985, WARDE: ENDG, EPIC: LAB7079, SOFT: XENDG
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