Anti-Endomysial Ab, IgA

Test Code: 52
CPT Codes: 86256
Methodology: IFA
Specimen Requirements: 1 mL serum, ambient, refrigerated or frozen
Turn Around Time: 1 – 3 Days
Special Instructions: None
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%.