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Anti-Endomysial Antibodies

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Anti Endomysial Antibodies are not routinely performed for Coeliac screening. See Anti Gliadin and Trans glutaminase antibodies.


Specimen types:
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
1 mL
Reference Interval:


Laboratory Use Only
Transport Instructions:

Transport at 4oC

Laboratory Notes:

Anti Endomysial abs are not routinely performed for Coeliac screening. Although the test is very specific it has some drawbacks - EMA reduce rapidly where the patient has commenced a gluten free diet ( whilst Trans Glutaminase antibodies decrease at a much slower rate ). EMA testing is by IF which can be subjective.

EMA may have some value as a test for Gluten free diet compliance.



External Laboratory:
St Vincents Hospital
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