Endomysial Antibody, IgA by IFA

Abbrev Code:ENDIGA   
Order Code:LAB6971Order Name:Endomysial Antibody, IgA by IFA
Synonyms:Endoreticulin Antibody Panel; Celiac Disease; Coeliac Disease; Malabsorption
Methodology:Indirect fluorescent antibody
CPT Codes: 86231 x1, 86231 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 2-6 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Plasma. Severely lipemic, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.15 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 48 hours at room temperature; 2 weeks refrigerated; 1 year frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50736


Reference Range:Less than 1:10
Use:Acceptable single screening test for IgA-competent individuals with suspected celiac disease. May aid in monitoring adherence to gluten-free diet in celiac disease confirmed patients.

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