Posted at 3:07 pm on 01/21/2015 by Powlin V. Manuel
Celiac disease has been getting a lot of attention recently. One reason is the development of accurate tests to make a diagnosis. One such test is IgA antitransglutaminase antibodies.
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IgA antitransglutaminase antibodies are 98% sensitive for diagnosis of Celiac disease. IgA antibodies as a whole are situated on the surface lining of intestines. IgA antibodies are like the guns mounted on the old fortresses to expel enemies – the first line of defense. In Celiac disease by mistake this antibody is directed against tissue transglutaminase and results in symptoms of Celiac disease.