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Laboratory Tests For Celiac Disease

 Laboratory Tests For Celiac Disease (9876-08) Examine the use of antibodies against transglutaminase, gliadin and endomysium in making the diagnosis of celiac disease.

Code 9876-08
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 11
CPS credits: 0.7
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • List the common mechanisms associated with various malabsorption syndromes
  • Describe the underlying cause of celiac disease
  • Outline the abnormality seen in the small intestine biopsy in typical celiac disease
  • List the major complications that arise in patients with celiac disease
  • Discuss the issues involved with determining to prevalence of celiac disease worldwide
  • List the proteins of interest that play a role in the etiology of celiac disease
  • Describe in detail the nature of the autoantibodies found in the serum of patients with celiac disease
  • Discuss the approaches used to make a definitive laboratory diagnosis of celiac disease
  • Describe briefly the changing patterns of celiac disease from the laboratory point of view
  • Present and discuss the questions that arise now that adequate serological testing has become widespread
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSp(H)
Version Date: October 2008