Endomysial Antibodies (EMA) Test$119 $119
At home endomysial antibodies (EMA) test. Part of our home celiac test to identify celiac disease antibodies with online results in 5 days.
What does it test for?
- Endomysial Antibodies (EMA)
- Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)
Collection methodFinger prick
FSA & HSA cards accepted.
FSA & HSA cards accepted.
1% of the world population suffers from Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system believes that gluten is a threat.
There are 300 symptoms of Celiac disease however the symptoms include:
- severe bloating
- unexplained iron-deficiency anemia
- bone or joint pain
- osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss)
- liver and biliary tract disorders
- depression or anxiety
- peripheral neuropathy (tingling and/or numbness or pain in the hands and feet)
- seizures and migraines
- missed menstrual periods
- infertility or recurrent miscarriage
- canker sores inside the mouth
- dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash)
You should take the Celiac Test if you experience unpleasant symptoms after eating products that contain wheat, rye, barley, and oats. The sample must be collected following six weeks of a gluten-containing diet to ensure accurate results.
You should take the test if:
- You are experiencing digestive discomfort for over two week
- You have had diarrhea for over two weeks
- You have thyroid issues
- You have type 1 diabetes
- You have Turner syndrome
- You suffer from rheumatoid arthritis
- You suffer from colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon)
The sample must be collected on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, before 10 am and returned on the same day. This sample must be collected following at least 6 weeks of a diet containing gluten.
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)
Tissue Transglutaminase is an enzyme that repairs damage in the body. Low levels of transglutaminase tissue in the blood are indicative of Celiac disease. The harmful antibodies in their place are known as anti-tissue transglutaminase.
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA)
When the body perceives that it is under attack, it produces endomysial antibodies (EMA). These auto-antibodies cause intestinal swelling and prevent nutrient absorption into the blood. High levels of endomysial antibodies indicate that you have Celiac disease.
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your test when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of board-certified physicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you will receive a call to discuss your results and next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.
We accept many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) cards. They can be used in the same way that a debit or credit card would be used at checkout.