Gluten intolerance (celiac disease) panel 21 €

  • Could my chronic abdominal complaints such as diarrhoea or the disposition to constipation, or abdominal pain, be caused by gluten intolerance (celiac disease)?
  • Could my iron deficiency anaemia, excessive fatigue, bone and muscle pain be caused by celiac disease?
WHAT DOES THE PANEL CONTAIN?
  • 2 blood tests – the results help to find answers to the above questions.
  • Written explanations of the results – the results come with explanatory comments.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR GIVING THE SAMPLE?

For gluten intolerance test, you are asked to give the blood sample before starting a gluten-free diet. If you have already started a gluten-free diet, you need to consume at least four slices of white bread or equal amounts of a similar gluten-containing product every day for a period of six weeks before giving the celiac disease samples.

HOW CAN I SEE MY RESULTS?

The panel results will be displayed in this portal (under “Results”) along with written comments within 2 working days.

WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?

Celiac disease or gluten intolerance (also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a small intestine mucous membrane autoimmune disease with a congenital predisposition, which is triggered by foods and products made from wheat, rye, barley and oats. These grains contain gluten proteins, which cause the body to activate an immune reaction, and antibodies produced during this reaction attack the mucous membrane of the small intestine. This creates chronic inflammation in the mucous membrane of the small intestine, damaging the mucous membrane intestinal villi until their complete destruction. A damaged mucous membrane causes absorption impairment of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and develops into their deficiency.

WHEN TO SUSPECT CELIAC DISEASE?

Celiac disease can occur for the first time at any age. It most often occurs in adulthood and sometimes beyond the age of 65.

Possible symptoms include diarrhoea or constipation, excessive gas, abdominal pain and abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, weight loss; overall fatigue and lack of energy; mood swings; skin rash, hair loss, etc.

Celiac disease symptoms and their severity levels vary and can overlap with symptoms of other conditions, including the irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance.

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF CELIAC DISEASE?

An undiagnosed disease in toddlers causes severe indigestion and delays in their growth and development. If the disease develops in adulthood, it may cause various health problems related to nutrient deficiencies, such as anaemia, osteoporosis, small intestine cancer, and increase the risk of developing other autoimmune diseases.

If the test results indicate the possibility of celiac disease, the patient should contact a gastroenterologist for further analyses.

More information on celiac disease and a gluten-free diet is available on the website of the Estonian Celiac Society.

 

Tissue transglutaminase IgA
Immunoglobulin A
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