Endomysial Antibody IgG
What is Endomysial Antibody IgG?
Endomysial Antibody IgG is a type of auntoantibody that is produced by the body in response to Celiac Disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the gut. The test can be ordered if you have symptoms of celiac disease such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, anemia & weight loss. The test is used as an alternative to IgA in the people who are deficient of IgA.
Why is Endomysial Antibody IgG done?
- To diagnose Celiac disease when symptoms of Celiac Disease appear which includes abdominal pain, chronic irregular bowel movements, flatulence, blood in the stool, anemia, fatigue, joint pain, weight loss, etc.
- To assess efficacy of gluten free diet in patients diagnosed with Celiac Disease who are on such diet
- To screen people with blood relatives already diagnosed with Celiac disease