An Endomysial Antibody IgM test is conducted to identify if a person has celiac disease. In this disease, a patient’s immune system responds adversely to a protein called gluten. This produces antibodies called Endomysial. This test identifies the presence of celiac disease in the patient.
WHAT IS ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM?
Endomysial Antibody Igm test is a simple blood test. It is performed to check the presence of some specific antibodies in your immune system, which may cause celiac disease. The Endomysial Antibody Igm test helps a doctor identify if gluten is harming you.
WHY IS ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM SUGGESTED?
The Endomysial Antibody IgM test is suggested if you develop the following symptoms:
- Belly pain
- Excessive gastric tendencies
- Mouth ulcers
- Mood disorders
- Itchy skin rashes
HOW IS ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM PERFORMED?
Endomysial Antibody IgM is performed in the following steps:
- Blood is drawn from a
- The sample is sent to the lab
- The level of antibodies is checked.
The result of the Endomysial Antibody IgM test takes up to a week to arrive.
WHAT ARE THE PARAMETERS MEASURED IN ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM?
The Endomysial Antibody IgM test measures the amount of endomysial antibodies present in the patient’s blood.
PREPARATION BEFORE ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM
Before going for an Endomysial Antibody IgM test, you must
- Be on a diet containing gluten for four weeks or more, depending on your doctor’s instructions.
- Inform your doctor of any other medicines that you are already using.
POST CARE AFTER ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM
After Endomysial Antibody IgM, no special care is needed. A normal routine may be resumed.
SAMPLE TYPES IN ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM
An intravenous blood sample is required for an Endomysial Antibody IgM.
SIDE EFFECTS/RISKS OF ENDOMYSIAL ANTIBODY IgM
There are no risks or side effects of the Endomysial Antibody IgM test. The patient may, however, feel slight discomfort or pain when the needle is inserted in the vein.