Anti-Gliadin Antibody Assay

Anti-Gliadin Antibody Assay

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Anti-Gliadin Antibody Assay

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Special Instructions: Specimen MUST be sent overnight to the lab Monday thru Thursday ONLY

Blood MUST be received by the lab within 10 days of the draw

DO NOT FREEZE prior to shipping

Children must be 18 months or older.

The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician:

  • Inhalers – Discontinue use 3 days prior to testing
  • Oral Medications – Discontinue use 14 days prior to testing
  • Injectable Medications – Discontinue use 14 days prior to testing
  • Antihistamines – Discontinue use 10 days prior to testing

The following are interfering substances but a physician MUST be consulted before discontinuing:

  • Anti-cancer
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Some steroids for joint inflammation

Results: 5-7 Business Days

Description:
Over 100 chronic conditions, including celiac disease, have been associated with increased levels of Anti-Gliadin antibody (gliadin is the protein component of gluten). Since the 1970s, gluten-free diets have shown to be a reliable treatment in allowing celiac patients to return to “normalcy.”
Recent research has shown the detection of Anti-Gliadin IgG and IgA to be an indicator of gliadin involvement in the medical condition. The Anti-Gliadin Antibody Assay (AGA) detects both IgG and IgA to gliadin by the ELISA method. This test is a very effective screening test for gliadin and is a good method for monitoring patients’ adherence to a gluten-free diet.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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