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Endomysial antibody IgA

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Mayo 
Test ID: LAB4658 
Synonyms: Anti-Endomysial Antibody •
Methodology: Frozen sections of rhesus monkey esophagus substrate are overlaid with dilutions of patient's serum, incubated, covered with fluorescein-conjugated IgA antiserum, and interpreted with a fluorescence microscope.(
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Reported: 7 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Gold top tube preferred.
Unacceptable conditions: Grossly hemolozyed, iteric, or lipemic specimens
Stability: Frozen: 14 days


Clinical Indications: Circulating IgA endomysial antibodies are present in 70% to 80% of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis or celiac disease, and in nearly all such patients who have high grade gluten-sensitive enteropathy and are not adhering to a gluten-free diet

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86255
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 23:10:06
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 06:13:17