SELFCheck Coeliac Test
- Simple to use, gluten test kit with results in 10 minutes
- Find out if you are gluten intolerant
- Coeliac disease can cause a wide range of health problems
- Gluten is present in all types of wheat, rye and barley
Are you gluten intolerant? Do you have Coeliac disease? Use this kit to discover the answer quickly and easily
What Is Coeliac Disease and Why the Coeliac Test Kit Is Important?
Coeliac disease is a lifelong hereditary gastrointestinal condition that can result in a diverse range of health problems, including mild weakness, pain in the bones, bowel obstruction, persistent diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and gradual weight reduction. Additionally, there might be central nervous system and skin disorders. A permanent gluten intolerance that results in the inner surface of the small intestine being damaged might be another health problem of the disease.
Gluten is the general name given to a particular kind of protein in all varieties of rye, wheat and barley that produces harmful side effects in those suffering from Coeliac disease.
The Reasons You Should Test for Coeliac Disease Using the Coeliac Test Kit
Are any of the following symptoms familiar to you? If so, be sure to get the test done immediately:
- Digestive issues like wind, bloated tummy, diarrhea and irregular bowel movements. Constipation in kids is closely related to gluten intolerance.
- Constantly fatigued? Do you get tired after eating food with gluten?
- Autoimmune diseases: like Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple Sclerosis are closely connected to gluten intolerance.
- Hormonal fluctuations like PCOS, premenstrual syndrome or an inexplicable inability to conceive.
- Migraines and headaches, particularly after consuming foods high in gluten.
- Persistent lethargy or fibromyalgia.
- Soreness, inflamed joints, particularly fingers, knees or hips.
- Fluctuating moods, anxiety and depression symptoms.
The home gluten intolerance testing kit helps in identifying the IgA antibodies to transglutaminase linked with Coeliac disease, however, the results should be confirmed by a medical doctor. The antibodies (IgA antibodies to transglutaminase) connected with Coeliac disease will be reduced gradually with the adoption of a gluten-free diet. Stomach or colon cancer could be the ultimate result for those who suffer from Coeliac disease who continue to eat a gluten-rich diet. Simple diagnostic tests can be used to identify Coeliac disease.
When testing for Coeliac disease, the blood of the patient is screened for antigliadin (AGA), antitissue transglutaminase (tTGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA). A small biopsy test is also done on the part of the intestines that have been damaged. A finger prick is all that is needed for the patented test where 10ul of the patient’s blood is taken. It only takes 10 minutes to get the results back, which will show either the presence or absence of the IgA autoantibodies against Transglutamisase enzyme that is linked with Coeliac disease.
Who Needs to Take the Test?
If you think you might be gluten intolerant or have Coeliac disease then you should take the test.
Understanding the gluten intolerance home test kit results:
What a positive result means:
This means that the IgA antibodies tested for in the blood shows that there is Coeliac disease. There is a high probability of Coeliac disease if the antibodies are present. Always confirm a positive result with your medical doctor and never go on a gluten-free diet before consulting your doctor.
What a negative result means:
This means that the IgA antibodies tested for in the blood shows that Coeliac disease is NOT present and the disease is virtually nonexistent. If the is still experiencing gastrointestinal problems, more medical tests might be required. Furthermore, if you have already started a gluten-free diet, there will be a decrease in the IgA autoantibodies levels and they might not be detectable anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months following the change in diet. So it is possible to get a result that is negative if you have been on a gluten-free diet. The test is also useful for monitoring how effective the gluten-free diet has been. It is possible to get a false negative result in rare medical cases, like when there is an IgA deficiency. Consult with your doctor if the test didn’t return the expected results.