Coeliac Test, “Gluten Sensitivity Test”
Rapid screening of patients with chronic abdominal symptoms
Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease where the body immune system react to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The types of foods that typically contain gluten are breads, biscuits, pasta, pastry, cereals and cakes. Do you have any symptoms which you can’t explain, is it coeliac disease?
Who is this test for?
- In people presenting with digestive problems or unexplained symptoms which they think might be caused by gluten sensitivity.
- Mouth ulcers, extreme tiredness, stomach pain, regular bouts of diarrhoea
What is being measured?
- Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody is usually present in the bloodstream of people with coeliac disease. Fasting is not required
- You should not be avoiding gluten in your diet when the blood test is done as this could lead to an inaccurate result.
- 2 working days after receipt of sample