1% of the world population suffers from Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system believes that gluten is a threat.
There are 300 symptoms of Celiac disease however the symptoms include:
- severe bloating
- unexplained iron-deficiency anemia
- bone or joint pain
- osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss)
- liver and biliary tract disorders
- depression or anxiety
- peripheral neuropathy (tingling and/or numbness or pain in the hands and feet)
- seizures and migraines
- missed menstrual periods
- infertility or recurrent miscarriage
- canker sores inside the mouth
- dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash)
You should take the Celiac Test if you experience unpleasant symptoms after eating products that contain wheat, rye, barley, and oats. The test must be taken following six weeks of a gluten-containing diet to ensure accurate results.
The test must be taken fasted, before 9am and returned on the same day.
You should take the test if:
- You are experiencing digestive discomfort for over two week
- You have had diarrhea for over two weeks
- You have thyroid issues
- You have type 1 diabetes
- You have Turner syndrome
- You suffer from rheumatoid arthritis
- You suffer from colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon)
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)
Tissue Transglutaminase is an enzyme that repairs damage in the body. Low levels of transglutaminase tissue in the blood are indicative of Celiac disease. The harmful antibodies in their place are known as anti-tissue transglutaminase.
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA)
When the body perceives that it is under attack, it produces endomysial antibodies (EMA). These auto-antibodies cause intestinal swelling and prevent nutrient absorption into the blood. High levels of endomysial antibodies indicate that you have Celiac disease.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from your large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
We has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your data secure is important to us. All data is completely anonymized to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. We will not share your information with any third party.
All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 17025 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.