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

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 Set Up
Wednesday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
EMA
MiChart Code
Endomysial Ab IgA, Titer
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
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Immunopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube
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
CPT Code
86255
Fee Code
21947
Reflex CPT
86256
Reflex Fee Code
21948
LOINC
46126-9
NY State Approved
No