RTA - Overview: Reticulin Antibodies, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: RTA    
Reticulin Antibodies, Serum

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

Investigation of celiac disease (CD)


Reticulin antibodies are no longer considered useful in the diagnosis of CD. Mayo Medical Laboratories recommends ordering TTGA / Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, IgA, Serum or EMA / Endomysial Antibodies (IgA), Serum for evaluation of patients suspected of CD or dermatitis herpetiformis.

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

Indirect Immunofluorescence

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


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

Reticulin Abs, S

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

ARA (Antireticulin Antibodies)
Celiac Disease (order TTGA, DGLDN, RTA, EMA)