Test Catalog

Test ID: EMA    
Endomysial Antibodies (IgA), Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If EMA / Endomysial Antibodies (IgA), Serum is positive or indeterminate, EMAT / Endomysial (IgA), Titer, Serum will be performed at an additional charge.

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Celiac Disease Comprehensive Cascade

-Celiac Disease Diagnostic Testing Algorithm

-Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Cascade

-Celiac Disease Routine Treatment Monitoring Algorithm

-Celiac Disease Serology Cascade

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

Cascade testing is recommended for celiac disease. Cascade testing ensures that testing proceeds in an algorithmic fashion. The following cascades are available; select the appropriate one for your specific patient situation.

-CDCOM / Celiac Disease Comprehensive Cascade: complete testing including HLA DQ

-CDSP / Celiac Disease Serology Cascade: complete testing excluding HLA DQ

-CDGF / Celiac Disease Gluten-Free Cascade: for patients already adhering to a gluten-free diet

To order individual tests, see Celiac Disease Diagnostic Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red Top

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Adults: 1 mL
Pediatric: 0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis

Reject

Gross lipemia

Reject

Gross icterus

Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 14 days