Tissue Transglutaminase, IgG
Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) is a test that is used to determine autoimmune disorders and conditions. This test measures the IgG in the blood.
Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) is a test that is used to determine autoimmune disorders and conditions, most commonly celiac disease. There are 2 immunoglobulins which can be measures IgG and IgA. IgG is less specifically used in the assistance of the diagnosis of celiac disease since IgA is the test of choice since it is produced in the small intestines. This test measures the IgG in the blood and is typically used in people who are unable to make normal amounts of IgA in celiac disease, but can also help in the diagnosis of other autoimmune disorders.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Abdominal bloating and pain
• Chronic diarrhea
• Pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
• Weight loss
Also Known As: tTG, IgG
This tTG IgG test has no fasting requirements. Please note it is recommended that prior to taking this test, a regular diet including items that contain gluten should be followed for 2 weeks as a gluten-free diet may not provide an accurate representation of potential gluten sensitivity.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time fo Tissue Transglutminase IgG test is typically 1-2 business days.