Celiac Panel Reflex* (Add-On)

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Test Type: Kit Based, Serum
Stability Time:

10 days

Overview:

*Needs to be requested with another IgG or IgA food test.  If the IgG or IgA test does not trigger the reflex, it will not be charged.

Celiac disease, also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or idiopathic sprue, is a hereditary response to gliadin, a protein present in wheat, rye, and barley grain. The immune reaction to the gluten protein sets off an inflammatory state that may cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping, flatulence, weight loss, fatigue, malaise, and other symptoms. Through proper screening and adherence to a gluten-free diet, affected individuals can find relief to these symptoms. Our Celiac Antibody Panel is a semi-quantitative analysis that measures for serum tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA & IgG, in addition to IgA and IgG antibodies specific for deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP). These useful markers can help healthcare providers to identify untreated celiac disease or monitor compliance to a gluten-free diet.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

1. Clearly print Patient Name (First & Last), Date of Birth & Specimen Collection Date on the two Tiger Top Serum Separator Tubes.

2. Draw the blood utilizing the two Tiger Top Serum Separator tubes provided. 1 fully drawn Tiger Top Serum Separator Tube will usually yield about 3-4 mL of serum.

3. Allow the blood to clot at ambient temperature for 30 minutes.

4. Centrifuge at 3000 RPM for 15 minutes.

5. Place the two Tiger Top Serum Separator Tubes into the small resealable bag with the absorbant pad.

6. Place this bag into the provided Biohazard bag.

7. Put the completed requisition form in the outside pocket of the Biohazard bag.

8. Place the Biohazard bag with all contents into the crush-proof cardboard box.