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Gliadin Antibody IgA

Overview Brief

Gliadin Antibody IgA test aids in the diagnosis of celiac disease and to evaluate the effect of a gluten-free diet.

What is Gliadin Antibody IgA Test?

Gliadin Antibody IgA is a blood test to diagnose symptoms of celiac disease. Celiac disease is a type of autoimmune disorders, caused by immune systems abnormal response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gliadin Antibody IgA test is used for children, younger than 2 years old, who test negative for anti-tTG. (1)

Why is Gliadin Antibody IgA Test Suggested?

Gliadin Antibody IgA test is suggested to screen people with symptoms of celiac disease, but test negative in the anti-tTG test.

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Diarrhea or constipation.
  • Foul-smelling and greasy stools.
  • Flatulence
  • Easy bruising and bleeding.
  • Growth problems in children.

How is Gliadin Antibody IgA Test Performed?

Gliadin Antibody IgA test is performed at a pathology lab.

  • A blood sample from the patient is collected.
  • The sample is tested for Gliadin IgA antibodies.

If the result of Gliadin Antibody IgA test is positive for celiac disease, it is followed up with a biopsy to confirm the disorder.

What are the Parameters Measured in Gliadin Antibody IgA Test?

Gliadin Antibody IgA Test measures the Gliadin IgA antibodies in the blood.

Preparation before Gliadin Antibody IgA Test

Patient has to just provide a sample for Gliadin Antibody IgA Test.

  • Follow instructions of the doctor about taking medications before the test.
  • Continue eating foods with gluten for several weeks prior to Gliadin Antibody IgA test.

Post-care after Gliadin Antibody IgA Test

Gliadin Antibody IgA Test does not require much post-procedure care.

  • Report to your doctor, if you experience pain at the site of sample collection.
  • Rest for a few hours, if you feel lightheaded or dizzy after Gliadin Antibody IgA Test.

Sample Types in Gliadin Antibody IgA Test

Gliadin Antibody IgA test is performed using only one sample.

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side-effects of Gliadin Antibody IgA Test

Gliadin Antibody IgA Test is a simple and safe procedure.

  • Bruising at the site of sample collection for Gliadin Antibody IgA Test.
  • Feeling lightheaded or giddy.

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