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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Endomysial Ab's
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
6 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Only done as follow up after tTG (Tissue Transglutaminase) antibodies.
Reference Ranges
Negative
Storage
4C
Discipline
Immunology
Clinical notes
IgA endomysial antibodies (EMA) provide a sensitive and highly specific test for coeliac disease. They are performed as a follow up test for samples with a borderline tissue transglutaminase antibody(TTGAb) levels. IgA EMA may become negative in patients on gluten free diets.
Turn around time
14 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017