The gliadin antibody test is used to help diagnose the presence of Coeliac Disease. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small bowel characterized by mucosal inflammation, villous atrophy and crypt hyperplasia which occurs upon exposure to dietary gluten. Gluten is a protein found in foods such as wheat, barley, rye and oats. Coeliac disease usually presents with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, malabsorption, or weight loss.
Gliadin is a component of the protein found in gluten. Assessment of gliadin antibodies can indicate whether the patient's immune system is developing an intolerance response to the proteins found in gluten.
One blood sample is required for completion of test. Take a referral along to the nearest Australian Clinical Labs collection centre. Find your nearest collection centre by going online at www.clinicallabs.com.au or contacting us on 1300 554 480.
The standard turnaround time for this test is 5 – 7 working days from the date the patient’s specimen/s are received by our laboratory.
Patient results are delivered via electronic download unless requested otherwise. Results can also be issued via hardcopy, fax or web based e-viewer.
All Australian Clinical Labs Functional Pathology tests are accompanied by an Interpretive Guide to assist practitioners in their clinical understanding and patient management for each result. Australian Clinical Labs Functional Pathology also has experienced full time Technical Advisors available for practitioners to discuss appropriate test selection, interpretation of test results, individual cases and other technical matters. Please call 1300 55 44 80 between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm AEST or email csfp@AustralianClinicalLabs.com.au