Test Overview

Test Methodology

Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA), monkey esophagus substrate.

Test Usage

For diagnosis and managment of patients with celiac disease.

Reference Range*

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

A negative result does not exclude the diagnosis of celiac disease. Patients with mild gluten sensitive enteropathy may have a negative result.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Wednesday

Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code

EMA

MiChart Code

Endomysial Ab IgA, Titer

Synonyms

Synonyms

Anti-Endomysial Antibody (EMA)
Celiac Disease Antibody
Celiac Disease Antibody, Endomysial
Gluten Sensitivity Antibody, Endomysial
Anti-Endomysial Antibody (EMA)
Celiac Disease Antibody
EMA
EMA TTR
Endomysial Antibody IgA
Endomysial Antibody IgA, Titer

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Laboratory

Chemical Pathology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Container

Yellow Top Tube

Normal Volume

0.5 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL serum

Additional Information

If the screen is positive, a titer will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

86255

Reflex Fee Code

21948

LOINC

46126-9

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