CeliacDetect is convenient, fast and reliable. With near-instant results, the test is carried out at home or in a clinic and provides results within 10 minutes.
This rapid test for home use detects the presence of "anti-tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) IgA antibodies " from a finger prick blood samples.
This key marker is scientifically associated with Coeliac Disease and Gluten intolerance.
The easy to use and fast system is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of coeliac disease which if positive should be followed up by a physician.
The test collection kit contains an automatic lancet for comfortable blood sampling from the finger, a bottle with sample dilution solution and a cassette in which the blood sample is added to obtain the results in 10 minutes.
What is Tissue Transglutaminase
Tissue transglutaminase is an enzyme that fixes a damage in your body. People with celiac disease often make antibodies that attack this enzyme. These are called anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies. A blood test that shows higher levels of anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies can help your healthcare provider figure out if you have celiac disease.
Why do I need this test?
If you have coeliac disease, you are allergic to gluten. Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder. This means your body attacks itself. With coeliac disease, your body attacks the lining of the small bowel, making it less able to absorb nutrients. The sensitivity to gluten can also cause pain in the abdomen, low blood count (anaemia), tiredness, muscle and joint pain, gas, diarrhoea, vomiting, weight loss, and malnutrition.
How does it work?
It's incredibly simple, collect a finger prick sample of blood using the lancet provided in the kit and mix it with the provided with dilution solution, which is then placed onto the analysing tray. Wait 10 minutes and that's it.
If the sample contains anti-tTG IgA antibodies, a red line will appear (positive result), indicating the possibility of suffering from celiac disease. The absence of this line (negative result), confirms that the blood sample does not contain anti-tTG antibodies within the limits of detection of the kit and, therefore, the possible absence of celiac disease. Additionally, a control line will appear indicating that the test has been properly performed.