About the test:
This test is recommended for the diagnosis of celiac disease and Duhring's dermatitis herpetiformis. This test detects the presence in serum or plasma of IgA antibodies directed against human tissue transglutaminase, a specific antigen of celiac disease.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease found in genetically predisposed subjects, the symptoms of this pathology arise following the ingestion of gluten present in various cereals (wheat, barley, rye and others). Clinical symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nutrient malabsorption with weight loss, anemia and stunted growth in children, vomiting, constipation and bone pain
Duhring's dermatitis herpetiformis is a chronic skin disease accompanied by the formation of vesicles and in some cases is linked to a high sensitivity to gluten.