Which lab tests may be performed in the diagnosis of celiac disease (sprue)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2019
  • Author: Stephan U Goebel, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Other laboratory tests include the following:

  • Electrolytes and chemistries - Electrolyte imbalances; evidence of malnutrition

  • Hematologic tests - Anemia, low serum iron level, prolonged prothrombin time (PT), international normalized ratio (INR)

  • Stool examination - Fat malabsorption

  • Oral tolerance tests - Lactose intolerance

  • Serology - Immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies

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