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Antiendomysial autoantibody

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This is very specific and sensitive for coeliac disease and or dermatitis herpetiformis. Endomysial antibodies are of the IgA subclass.

Anti-endomysial antibody test:

  • sensitivity: >= 90%
  • specificity: >= 97%

Reference:

  1. Scand. J. Gastro. 1994; 29(5):452.
  2. Rostom A et al. The diagnostic accuracy of serologic tests for celiac disease: a systematic review. Gastroenterology 2005;128:S38-46

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