What is Coeliac Disease?
Coeliac disease is a common digestive condition where the small intestine becomes inflamed and unable to absorb nutrients. It is caused by an adverse reaction to gluten.
What foods contain gluten?
Gluten is a dietary protein found in any food that contains wheat, barley and rye, including pasta, cakes, bread, breakfast cereal and beer.
What are the symptoms of coeliac disease?
Eating foods containing gluten can trigger a range of gut-related symptoms, such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence (passing wind), indigestion and constipation.
It can also cause a number of more general symptoms, including fatigue, unexpected weight loss and an itchy rash.
Why do I need this test?
There is no cure for coeliac disease, but switching to a gluten-free diet should help control symptoms and prevent the long-term consequences of the condition. Even if you have non-existent or mild symptoms, changing your diet is still recommended because continuing to eat gluten can lead to serious complications. Therefore, it is important to get a diagnosis so that you can make the necessary changes.
How do I perform the test?
It is very simple – just obtain a blood drop using the lancets included and transfer to the test cassette. Then just add 3 drops of the buffer solution and then read your results after 10 minutes.
Is the test suitable for people on a gluten-free diet?
No – the antibodies will not be present if you are not ingesting any gluten based food/drink.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Highly accurate and simple home test for the detection of Gluten Intolerance
Results within 10 minutes
Fully CE approved
At least 6 months to expiry