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Test ID: EMA    
Endomysial Antibodies (IgA), Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

9360

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease

 

Monitoring adherance to gluten-free diet in patients with dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease

 

Because of the high specificity of endomysial antibodies for celiac disease, the test may obviate the need for multiple small bowel biopsies to verify the diagnosis. This may be particularly advantageous in the pediatric population, including the evaluation of children with failure to thrive.

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Celiac Disease Comprehensive Cascade

-Celiac Disease Diagnostic Testing Algorithm

-Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Cascade        

-Celiac Disease Routine Treatment Monitoring Algorithm

-Celiac Disease Serology Cascade

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Staining of Rhesus Monkey Esophagus Substrate by Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) for IgA Endomysial Antibodies (EMA)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Endomysial Abs, S (IgA)

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-Endomysial Antibody
Antiendomysial Antibody
Antimesothelial Antibody
Celiac Disease
Coeliac Disease
Cutaneous Immunofluorescence
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Dermatoimmunopathology
EA
EMA
Failure to Thrive
Gluten-sensitive Enteropathy
IgA Antibodies
Immunodermatology
Immunofluorescence Antibodies
Immunopathology
Malabsorption
Sprue
Celiac Disease (order DGLDN, RTA, EMA)