Celiac Disease Antibody Profile
Celiac disease is a chronic digestive problem that affects the lining of the small intestine and blocks absorption of nutrients from food. If this disease is not diagnosed and treated, it can lead to malnutrition and other serious problems.
Celiac disease is thought to be a hereditary, autoimmune disorder. If you have celiac disease, your body has a reaction to a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, and rye grains. When you eat gluten, your immune system responds by attacking the part of the small intestine that is responsible for absorbing nutrients.
The Celiac Disease Antibody Profile is used to aid in the diagnosis of gluten-sensitive enteropathies
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Deamidated gliadin IgA;
Tissue transglutaminase IgA;
Immunoglobulin, A, Qn, Serum
This test is also know as: Deamidated Gliadin Antibodies (DGP)
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibodies
Categories: Autoimmune Diseases