Coeliac disease is a well defined, serious illness where the body’s immune system attacks itself when gluten is eaten. This causes damage to the lining of the gut and means that the body cannot properly absorb nutrients from food. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease.
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.
The symptoms of coeliac disease vary from person to person and can range from very mild to severe. Possible symptoms may include:
severe or occasional diarrhoea, excessive wind and/or constipation
persistent or unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting
recurrent stomach pain, cramping or bloating
any combination of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency
sudden or unexpected weight loss (but not in all cases)
hair loss (alopecia)
skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)
tooth enamel problems
loss of coordination, poor balance
numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
Using a blood-spot test, taken simply at home, we test to for Tissue Transglutaminase IgA an autoantibody produced in the immune response seen in people with Coeliac disease.
We provide easy-to-follow directions with the test kit allowing you to take your own sample conveniently on your own time. No lab visits, no appointments.
We ship the test directly to you! Simply complete, place your kit in the prepaid envelope, and send it on to our labs.
Get highly accurate results from some of the nation's most experienced labs.
Your results are independently validated by a qualified clinical healthcare professionalto ensure validity and reliability.
Our home self-test kit is a convenient starting point for determining whether you may have a Coeliac disease and we will give you indication of what you should do next.
A negative result does not necessarily exclude Coeliac disease. If you are symptomatic you may require further testing.