Gastroenterology & Hepatology
|Disease:||Celiac Disease (CD)|
|Methodology:||Indirect Immunofluorescence, ELISA, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with sequence specific primers, PCR with sequence specific probe hybridization|
|Reference Range:||See reference ranges for individual tests.|
|Note:||For antibody testing: Collect 2-5 mL of blood in a red top or serum separator tube. For genetic testing: Collect 5-10mL of uncoagulated whole blood in EDTA (purple top tubes) or in ACD (yellow top tubes).|
|CPT Code:||86255 IFA , 83520(x3) ELISA, 83891, DNA extraction and isolation; 83900(x2), Amplification, DQA and DQB; 83896(x52) ;Hybridization with nucleic acid probes; 83912, Interpretation and reporting|
|Schedule / Turnaround Time:||See individual tests for scheduling and turnaround time.|
Specimen need not be refrigerated or frozen.
Sample is stable at ambient temperature during shipment. If sample is stored prior to shipment, it
The detection of endomysial antibodiesaids in the diagnosis of gluten sensitive enteropathy, i.e.