Endomysial antibodies - serum
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5 mL blood in plain tube.
Indirect IF (endomsyial). Immunoassay (transglutaminase) measured.
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Diagnosis of coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.
IgA endomysial antibodies IgA transglutaminase antibodies have a specificity of >90% for the diagnosis of coeliac disease. The test may be negative in patients with coeliac disease associated with IgA deficiency.
Wong R et al, Antibody and genetic testing in coeliac disease, Pathology August 2003, 285-304.