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 are experiencing on-going intestinal discomfort, this may present itself as abdominal bloating or discomfort, an on-going change in colon movements, unexplained weight loss or chronic fatigue.
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)
The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.
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 to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of physicians and nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
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Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked 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 complete 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.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.