* For research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Celiac disease is a serious, lifelong, gastrointestinal disorder that can cause a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal distension, weight loss, malnutrition and skin disorders due to permanent intolerance to gluten, a complex mixture of storage proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. By following a gluten free diet, these symptoms can be avoided.
Principle Of The Test
CD Celiac Test is a home test for the detection of celiac disease associated IgA antibodies to transglutaminase from a fingertip blood sample. CD Celiac Test can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease, but the final diagnosis must be confirmed by a medical doctor.
During the gluten free diet, celiac disease associated IgA autoantibody levels will decrease. Amount of antibodies will often become undetectable a few weeks after a change in the diet or latest in 6 months thereafter. Therefore you can have a negative test result if you are following the gluten free diet. Thus CD Celiac Test is good tool for monitoring the effect of gluten free diet. Gluten free diet should be started only according to the instructions of a medical doctor.
The test requires only 1 drop (10 μl) of blood from the fingertip, and it can be carried out and evaluated in about 5 minutes. The sampling is practically painless.