|Mnemonic: ||[Cel Casc]|
|Name: ||Celiac Disease Reflex Cascade|
|Specimen: ||2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Plasma, hemolyzed, grossly lipemic or contaminated samples are unacceptable.|
|Minimum Spec: ||1 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 7 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2008114|
| Method: ||Multiple Methods|
|Note: ||The Celiac Disease Reflexive Cascade begins with Immunoglobulin A. Depending on findings, one or more reflexive tests may be required in order to provide a clinical interpretation. |
Tests added may include Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IgA; Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody, IgG; Endomysial Antibody, IgA by IFA; Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibody, IgA; Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibody, IgG; and/or Celiac Disease Dual Antigen Screen.
Refer to the Celiac Testing Algorithm found at http://www.arupconsult.com/Algorithms/CeliacDz.pdf.