Gliadin Antibody IgA
What is Gliadin Antibody IgA?
Gliadin Antibody IgA test, also called deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies test, helps to detect auto-immune conditions like celiac disease and analyze the effectiveness of a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is an auto-immune disorder characterized by an abnormal response to gluten, a protein commonly found in wheat, barley, and rye.
If you have symptoms such as malabsorption, chronic diarrhoea, abdominal pain, anemia, bloating, or a family history of celiac disease, your doctor may recommend this test. A positive result for Gliadin IgA indicates celiac disease, especially in children below three years. If you are diagnosed positive for celiac disease, then you should avoid gluten containing foods. Consult a dietitian for proper gluten-free diet. This will improve the condition and eventually may end the symptoms of the disease.