Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IgA

Method Name

Reference Laboratory


Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IgA; Endomysial Antibody, Endomysial Antibody

Specimen Required

one SST/gel tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

After separation from the clot, stable for 2 days at room temperature.

Special Instructions

The endomysial antigen has been identified as the protein cross-linking enzyme known as tissue transglutaminase. Detection of tissue transglutaminase antibodies is an aid in the diagnosis of certain gluten-sensitive enteropathies, such as celiac disease and dermatitis.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 1-4 days.

Reference Values

< 20 EU: None detected n20-30 EU: Weakly positive n> 30 EU: Positive