Gluten Sensitivity Test for Coeliac Disease
Coeliac disease is a lifelong, genetically inherited, intestinal disorder affecting around 1 in100 people in the UK but most people have not been diagnosed or are diagnosed after years of suffering
The SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity self-test is an easy to use means of detecting specific IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTGA) in the blood - a proven biomarker for coeliac disease.
Diagnosis of coeliac disease is hampered by the variety of symptoms sufferers may present to their GP, including bloating after eating bread and/or pasta containing wheat; bouts of diarrhoea and constipation; muscle wastage; fatigue; as well as skin complaints.
More recently, it has been suggested that people suffering from the following medical conditions be screened for coeliac disease as a routine part of their on-going care and management: Type 1 diabetes; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); under-active thyroid or overactive thyroid glands; and dermatitis herpetiformis - a skin condition that causes blistering.
The benefit of carrying out a SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity Test in privacy ensures confidentiality as well as creating the incentive needed to take further steps in terms of managing personal health earlier, and consultation with a healthcare professional will facilitate earlier medical intervention.
The SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity Test for coeliac disease is easy to use, requiring only a small finger prick blood sample to perform the test and giving a visual result in less than 15 minutes.
Gluten intolerance or wheat allergy are the most commonly used (but incorrect) terms to describe coeliac disease.