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Why take this test?
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by a sensitivity to gluten. It can come on at any age, but most people are diagnosed in adulthood. Once you have coeliac disease you will have it for life. Exposure to gluten causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine causing discomfort, bloating and diarrhoea. Food and nutrients may not be digested effectively which can lead to other symptoms. Coeliac disease is common, affecting approximately 1 in 100 people. However, this rises to 1 in 10 people if a close family member has the condition or if you already suffer from an autoimmune disease. It is controlled by eliminating gluten from the diet.
This test measures the level of tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody (tT IgA) in the blood. It is the primary test used to diagnose coeliac disease. It is not definitive as some people to not produce IgA antibodies.
It is important to eat gluten with each meal for 6 weeks prior to this test. This maximises the chance of detecting coeliac disease on the test. If this advice isn’t followed then there is a danger of coeliac disease being missed by the test.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA is an autoantibody produced in the immune response seen in Coeliac disease.
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by a sensitivity to gluten. It can start at any age, but most people are diagnosed in adulthood. Once you have coeliac disease you will have it for life. Exposure to gluten causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine causing pain and irritation, preventing food and nutrients from being digested effectively.
A negative result does not necessarily exclude Coeliac disease. If you are symptomatic you may require further testing.
We will send you your Coeliac Check finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Coeliac Check includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Coeliac Check results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Coeliac Check results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.