Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 8 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Enzyme Immunoassay
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This assay is useful in evaluating patients with Celiac disease including those with compatible symptoms, atypical symptoms and individuals at increased risk like positivity for HLA DQ2 / DQ8. It is also used as a screening test for Dermatitis herpetiformis. The test monitors adherence to gluten free diet. Test sensitivity increases from 91.5% for tTG IgA antibody alone to 98.5% when both IgA and IgG results are considered.
Disease: Malabsorption Syndrome
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required