It is a rapid and sensitive test for the detection of celiac disease associated IgA autoantibodies from a fingertip blood sample. It detects Coeliac Disease associated IgA auto-antibodies against Transglutaminase Enzymes, that completely and exactly correlate with the disease. The test procedure only takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
The test performance has been studied at the University of Tampere, Finland, by comparing the results to biopsy proven clinical diagnosis. Celiac Testing can be used to easily monitor the effectiveness of a gluten free diet by retesting after 3 months.
Coeliac disease tests are done when someone has symptoms suggesting coeliac disease, malnutrition, and/or malabsorption - such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and joint pain. They may be done as part of an investigation of anaemia or osteoporosis. In children, coeliac disease tests may be ordered when a child exhibits gastrointestinal symptoms, delayed development, short stature and/or a failure to thrive.
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