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Dr M Maki, Tampere University Hospital and Medical School, Tampere, Finland; firstname.lastname@example.org
Is a rapid antibody test accurate for diagnosing coeliac disease in children?
blinded comparison of a rapid IgA antibody test with combined IgA plus IgG antibody test and small bowel biopsy.
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, Hungary.
2690 children, 6 years of age, who had a preschool physical examination.
Description of tests:
the rapid antibody test detected IgA antibodies to tissue transglutaminase in whole blood from a finger prick (evaluated after 5 min). The combined antibody test detected IgA and IgG antibodies to endomysium and IgA antibodies to tissue transglutaminase from capillary blood.
biopsy samples of the small intestine were taken during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy from …
Source of funding: Hungarian Scientific Research Fund; Hungarian Ministry of Health; Research Fund of Tampere University Hospital; EU Marie Curie.