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Test Code ENDABM Endomysial Antibodies, IgA, Serum

Additional Codes

MAYO: EMA

EPIC: LAB4646

Reporting Name

Endomysial Abs, S (IgA)

Useful For

Analysis of IgA-endomysial antibodies for the diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease

 

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

Testing Algorithm

If the IgA-endomysial antibodies result is positive or indeterminate, then the antibody titer will be performed at an additional charge.

 

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


Cascade testing is recommended for celiac disease. Cascade testing ensures that testing proceeds in an algorithmic fashion. The following cascades are available; select the appropriate one for your specific patient situation.

-For complete testing including human leukocyte antigen (HLA) DQ, order CDCOM / Celiac Disease Comprehensive Cascade, Serum and Whole Blood

-For complete testing excluding HLA DQ, order CDSP / Celiac Disease Serology Cascade, Serum

-For patients already adhering to a gluten-free diet, order CDGF / Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Cascade, Serum and Whole Blood

 

To order individual tests, see Celiac Disease Diagnostic Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.



Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red Top

Specimen Volume: 2 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  14 days

Reference Values

Negative in normal individuals; also negative in dermatitis herpetiformis or celiac disease patients adhering to gluten-free diet.

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

86255-screen

86256-titer (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EMA Endomysial Abs, S (IgA) 46126-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
9360 Endomysial Ab 46126-9

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Method Name

Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
EMAT EMA Titer, S (IgA) No No

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Secondary ID

9360