Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibodies (IgG, IgA)

CPT Code: 83516 (x2)
Order Code: 11073
ABN Requirement: No
Tests Included: Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, IgA and Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, IgG
Specimen
: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST)

Collection:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
14 days
Frozen (-20°C):
30 days

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; gross hemolysis; gross lipemia

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Turn Around Time:  3 to 5 days

Reference Range:

Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, IgA
<15.0 U/mL Antibody Not Detected
≥15.0 U/mL Antibody Detected

 

Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, IgG
<15.0 U/mL Antibody Not Detected
≥15.0 U/mL Antibody Detected

Clinical Significance: Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IgA, is useful in diagnosing gluten-sensitive enteropathies, such as Celiac Sprue Disease, and an associated skin condition, dermatitis herpetiformis. The IgG test is useful in patients who are IgA-deficient. The IgG test also provides support for gluten-sensitive enteropathies beyond the IgA test.

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