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Test ID BLOD1277 Endomysial (EMA) IgG antibody titer

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s), serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen (preferred) 365 days
  Ambient  30 days
  Refrigerated  30 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

2 days

Method Name

Immunofluorescence (IFA)

Performing Laboratory

IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc.

CPT Code Information

86255 - screen

86256 – titer (if appropriate)

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FEMAS Endomysial (EMA) Ab (IgG) screen No Yes
FEMAT Endomysial (EMA) Ab (IgG) titer No No

Testing Algorithm

Endomysial (EMA) antibody (IgG) titer is performed at NO additional charge if the screen is positive.

Reporting Name

Endomysial (EMA) antibody (IgG)

Reference Values

Negative: <1:2.5 titer

Positive: ≥ 1:2.5 titer

Test Classification

This test has been developed and performance parameters have been validated by IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc. This test has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, US FDA approval is not required for clinical use. It is not intended that clinical diagnosis and patient management decisions be made using these results alone. This test has been validated using serum samples. The manufacturer has not determined the efficacy of this test when performed on CSF, plasma, joint or pleural fluid specimens. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by IMMCO Diagnostics Inc.

Secondary ID

57987
Sanford Laboratories - Fargo Additional Information:

SANFORD INTERFACE BUILD INFORMATION

Result Code Result Code Description
17779 Endomysial (EMA) AB (IgG) Screen
17780 Endomysial (EMA) AB (IgG) Titer