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What is the blood test tissue transglutaminase antibody?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Coeliac Disease.

This is a test for the autoantibody to the transglutaminase protein.
These are found in coeliac disease. This is a sign, that there is a reaction to transglutaminase protein and its binding with gliadin, a wheat protein, as well as cross reaction with the small intestine. Thus, patients cannot get nutrition from foods containing gliadin, and need a gluten-free diet..

In brief: Coeliac Disease.

This is a test for the autoantibody to the transglutaminase protein.
These are found in coeliac disease. This is a sign, that there is a reaction to transglutaminase protein and its binding with gliadin, a wheat protein, as well as cross reaction with the small intestine. Thus, patients cannot get nutrition from foods containing gliadin, and need a gluten-free diet..
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