Celiac Disease Comprehensive Antibody Profile (DO NOT USE)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 4-5 Business days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.


Description

Celiac disease is the immune reaction to the gluten protein in the gut sets off an inflammatory state that may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, distension, flatulence, weight loss, fatigue and malaise.

This test is run using the ELISA method (using antibodies and color change to identify a substance). This panel is a screening test commonly used when an individual is in a risk group for celiac disease, whether or not he/she has symptoms. Immunoglobulin A, quantative is one of the most common antibodies in the body. It's used to evaluate autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and celiac disease. This method is more sensitive and specific than gliadin antibodies for diagnosis of celiac disease.