This test helps support a diagnosis of Celiac Disease, a food sensitivity (not an allergy) to gluten, found in wheat, barley, and rye. The only way to diagnose Celiac Disease is through a gastroenterologist, who will perform a biopsy of the small intestine.
Most cases of gluten intolerance are undiagnosed. Strict avoidance of gluten in the diet will control disease activity, and antibodies to serum markers will disappear with time.
Diagnosing and monitoring celiac disease, strong family history of gluten sensitivity.
Patient needs to be eating gluten and cannot be on a gluten free diet as the results will be incorrect.
If the Tissue Transglutaminase IgA is positive, Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) will be performed (CPT code(s): 86255). If the Endomysial Antibody Screen (IgA) is positive, Endomysial Antibody Titer will be performed (CPT code(s): 86256). If the Total IgA is less than the lower limit of the reference range, based on age, Tissue Transglutaminase IgG will be performed (CPT code(s): 83516).
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.