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Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by 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 discomfort, bloating and diarrhoea, and preventing food and nutrients from being digested effectively. Coeliac disease is common, affecting approximately 1 in 100 people. However, this rises to 1 in 10 people if a close family member has coeliac disease or if you already suffer from an autoimmune disease. It is controlled by eliminating gluten from the diet.
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.
The laboratory may perform more than one coeliac antibody test if they suspect that Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Deficiency may be causing a false negative result. Immunoglobulin A Deficiency is the most common immune system deficiency in the United Kingdom, and besides making it more likely that an individual catches coughs and colds, can also cause IgA based coeliac testing to fail. Our laboratory will recognise when IgA deficiency is likely and perform the extra tests needed to confirm whether coeliac disease is likely at no extra cost.
This blood test is for individuals who are suffering digestive problems which they think might be caused by gluten sensitivity. The results can help to distinguish between Coeliac Disease, and Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity
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 Plus blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Coeliac Check Plus 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 Plus results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Coeliac Check Plus results.
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