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Most doctors focus on the tTG IgA and EMA IgA. The EMA IgG  is not usually used unless the patient is deficient in IgA and needs to rely on IgG based celiac tests.  The EMA tests are usually given as a follow-up test to the tTG test.  It is very similar but tends to indicate the disease is more advanced.

 

I think doctors like the IgA based tests because the IgA is a part of the immune system based in the mucosal linings, like your mouth and intestines.  The IgG is a body wide system.


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Most doctors focus on the tTG IgA and EMA IgA. The EMA IgG  is not usually used unless the patient is deficient in IgA and needs to rely on IgG based celiac tests.  The EMA tests are usually given as a follow-up test to the tTG test.  It is very similar but tends to indicate the disease is more advanced.

 

I think doctors like the IgA based tests because the IgA is a part of the immune system based in the mucosal linings, like your mouth and intestines.  The IgG is a body wide system.

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