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Endomysial Antibody IgM Test

Endomysial Antibody IgM Test

also known as: ema test

A person’s immune system recognizes the invading harmful attackers like viruses which are covered with antigens. As soon as the invaders attack, the immune system produces antibodies which kill the viruses. Sometimes the immune system starts producing autoantibodies which destroy body’s healthy cells. Such case is known as the autoimmune disorder. The presence of Endomysial autoantibody leads to Celiac disease. The patient with Celiac disease shows an inappropriate response to gluten which is present in wheat, rye and barley. A person body with celiac disease, when consumes gluten, produces autoantibodies which damage the intestinal villi. This results in the decreased capability of villi to absorb food resulting in malnutrition and malabsorption.

The Endomysial Antibody test requires blood sample of the patient. The doctor will ask you to be present at the clinic on the day of the test. The procedure follows simple 10-15 minutes steps. The blood sample will be collected from the vein. The blood sample of the patients having celiac disease has 70-80% endomysial antibodies present in their blood. The nurse will wrap your arm tightly to make the veins visible. Once visible, the area to be injected will be cleaned with an antiseptic and a sharp needle will be injected. After drawing sufficient blood sample, the injected area the nurse will press the injected area with medical cotton.

The endomysial antibody test is ordered when a person obtains positive results from Celiac antibody tests. The positive celiac antibody test indicates the presence of Endomysial antibodies in the patient’s body. And the presence of Endomysial Antibodies highly indicate that patient is suffering from Celiac Disease. The test is also useful for the diagnosis of: Dermatitis herpetiformis Celiac disease.

The patients who will be undergoing the Endomysial Antibody test are required to strictly follow the regular diet pattern two to three weeks prior to the test date. The meals should also include gluten containing items. The test is particularly designed as a no-fasting test. The gluten free diet will interfere with the test results as it would not provide sufficient information on potential gluten sensitivity.

whole blood
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Endomysial Antibody IgM
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What is Endomysial Antibody IgM Test?
Preparation for Endomysial Antibody IgM Test
Uses of Endomysial Antibody IgM Test
Procedure for Endomysial Antibody IgM Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Endomysial Antibody IgM Test
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