What is the Endomysial Antibody IgA test?
The Endomysial Antibody IgA test, also known as the EMA test, is a simple blood test that evaluates if you have celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis by detecting the specific antibodies (IgA) in your blood. Endomysial antibodies (EMAs) are produced against gluten. In celiac disease, the immune system reacts abnormally to a protein called gluten.
When is the Endomysial Antibody IgA test recommended?
It is recommended:
For the diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease. It is used for monitoring adherence to the gluten-free diet in patients with dermatitis herpetiformis and celiac disease. This is because of the high specificity of endomysial antibodies for celiac disease that the test may obviate the need for multiple small bowel biopsies to verify the diagnosis.
This protein also causes dermatitis herpetiformis, a long-term (chronic) skin condition that causes itchiness and blisters.
What does it measure?
The Endomysial Antibody IgA test:
Analyzes the levels of Endomysial Antibodies IgA in the blood. It is performed to confirm Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis and also during and after the treatment of Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. The specificity of this antibody typically means a very low occurrence of false positives for this test. However, not all people with Celiac disease will develop Endomysial antibodies.
Endomysial Antibody testing is commonly recommended as confirmation when people have had positive results from other Celiac antibody tests. The presence of endomysial antibodies is highly indicative of celiac disease.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 35 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Endomysial Antibody IgA test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Endomysial Antibody IgA test in Bangalore is Rs.3500
How often should I get the Endomysial Antibody IgA test?
Your doctor prescribes the Endomysial Antibody IgA test after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Endomysial Antibody IgA test?
Positive / Negative
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Endomysial Antibody IgA test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Endomysial Antibody IgA test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Endomysial Antibody IgA test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you
Why should I book an Endomysial Antibody IgA test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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