VitaHealth Celiac Disease Antibody Profile
What’s it used for?
This test is used to screen for and help diagnose celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes intolerance to gluten.
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) recommends a TTG antibody test as the primary test to aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease.1 The ACG also recommends DPG antibody test to aid in celiac diagnosis.1
For celiac screening and diagnosis, these tests should be used when a person is on a regular diet (NOT on a gluten-free diet).1
These tests are also used to monitor people with confirmed celiac disease. In this case, antibody levels that return to normal ranges (or are lower than prior to diagnosis) can confirm that a gluten-free diet is being followed.1 Compliance with a gluten-free diet is important for reducing complications from celiac disease.