Rapid Technique for the Detection of Intestinal Anti-transglutaminase Antibodies

Study Purpose

Intestinal Celiac Disease (CD)-antibodies have been described as the best marker to reveal progression toward villous atrophy and could become the diagnostic marker to make prompt diagnosis in the wide clinical spectrum of CD reducing the delay in diagnosis and treatment. The introduction of either anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) assay or rapid anti-Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) test on supernatant of mechanically lysed biopsy samples in the clinical practice would improve the diagnosis of CD, especially in clinically challenging scenarios. The availability of an accurate test for identifying intestinal CD-antibodies that do not need the culture of intestinal biopsy is less expensive, less time consuming and easier to perform would facilitate the implementation of such technology outside research laboratories, and enable the diagnosis of CD at the end of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE).

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.

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Eligible Ages 1 Year - 22 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Patients undergoing an elective esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for suspected CD, eosinophilic esophagitis, autoimmune enteropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Bleeding disorders.
  • - Patients fulfilling the new ESPGHAN Guidelines for diagnosing CD (version 2020), for a serology based CD diagnosis.
  • - Subjects in whom intestinal biopsies are not indicated as part of the diagnostic process.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

IRCCS Burlo Garofolo
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Italy

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Coeliac Disease

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International Sites

IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy




IRCCS Burlo Garofolo

Trieste, , 34137

Site Contact

Luigina De Leo, MD



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