|Specimen Requirements:||1 mL serum, ambient, refrigerated or frozen|
|Turn Around Time:||1 – 3 Days|
|Clinical Utilities:||Endomysial antibodies, IgA are found in at least 70-80% of patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) on a normal gluten-containing diet and 100% with celiac disease (CD), gluten-sensitive enteropathy with severe villous atrophy. The sensitivity in untreated CD is 85 –100%. The
specificity for active gluten-sensitive enteropathy is over 98%.