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Test ID: Z0354

Endomysial IgA Abs

  • CPT Code: 86255
  • LOINC: 31365-0
  • Specimen Type: Red or SST
  • Frequency: Setup: Mon-Fri; analytic time 2 days
  • Instructions: 2.0 ml serum from red or SST. Min 1.0 ml for adults and 0.5ml for pediatric. Refrigerated.
  • Text: The finding of IgA-EMA is highly specific for dermatitis herpetiformis or celiac disease. The titer of IgA-EMA generally correlates with the severity of gluten-sensitive enteropathy. Patients with mild gluten-sensitive enteropathy may have a negative result.
  • Methodology: Staining of Rhesus Monkey Esophagus Substrate by Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) for IgA Endomysial Antibodies (EMA).

 

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