Coeliac Disease Test

£10.00
To test for Coeliac disease a simple finger-prick blood test can determine the results.
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Results within 2 days
What does this include?
  • This test checks for gluten intolerance.
Coeliac Disease Test
Coeliac Disease Test
Coeliac Disease Test
Coeliac Disease Test
Coeliac Disease Test
Coeliac Disease Test
Coeliac Disease Test
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Gluten Intolerance

The Welzo cutting edge coeliac gluten test kit whether IgA antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (tTG) - a key marker for coeliac disease - are present in a small blood sample taken quickly and easily from your fingertip. This signifies if gluten intolerance is present in the individual. 

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance impacts many people without them realising it. Symptoms can often be overlooked as individuals do not correlate the intake of gluten as a trigger. 

Common symptoms of gluten intolerance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Bowel irritation and constipation
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Rashes
  • Flatulence and gas


Additional Information

If you think you may have coeliac disease, it's important to get tested. A blood test is the most common way to diagnose coeliac disease. Your GP can arrange a blood test for you.




There are two types of blood tests that can be used to diagnose coeliac disease:


- The anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTGA) test measures the level of antibodies in your blood. If you have high levels of these antibodies, it's likely that you have coeliac disease.


- The endomysial antibody (EMA) test also measures the level of antibodies in your blood. This test is more accurate than the tTGA test, but it's also more expensive.




If the results of either of these tests are positive, you'll need to have a small intestine biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This involves taking a small sample of tissue from your small intestine and testing it for damage.




Once coeliac disease has been diagnosed, the only treatment is to follow a gluten-free diet. This means avoiding all foods that contain gluten, including wheat, barley and rye. For most people, following a gluten-free diet will improve their symptoms and allow the damaged intestines to heal.




What is Coeliac Disease ?

Coeliac disease is a condition that causes damage to the lining of the small intestine. This damage is caused by an immune reaction to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.




Symptoms of coeliac disease can vary from mild to severe, and may include:


- diarrhoea


- bloating and abdominal pain


- fatigue


- weight loss


- anaemia (low levels of iron in the blood)


- bone or joint pain


- mouth ulcers


- skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis)


Blood Test for Coeliac


If you have any of these symptoms, it's important to see your GP so that you can be tested for coeliac disease.




How is Coeliac Disease Diagnosed ?

If you think you may have coeliac disease, it's important to get tested. A blood test is the most common way to diagnose coeliac disease. Your GP can arrange a blood test for you.


Coeliac Screen Blood Test

There are two types of blood tests that can be used to diagnose coeliac disease:


- The anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTGA) test measures the level of antibodies in your blood. If you have high levels of these antibodies, it's likely that you have coeliac disease.


- The endomysial antibody (EMA) test also measures the level of antibodies in your blood. This test is more accurate than the tTGA test, but it's also more expensive.


Test For Coeliac Disease

If the results of either of these tests are positive, you'll need to have a small intestine biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This involves taking a small sample of tissue from your small intestine and testing it for damage.




What is the Treatment for Coeliac Disease ?

Once coeliac disease has been diagnosed, the only treatment is to follow a gluten-free diet. This means avoiding all foods that contain gluten, including wheat, barley and rye. For most people, following a gluten-free diet will improve their symptoms and allow the damaged intestines to heal.

Additional Insight from Dr Sameer Nakedar, MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by dietary gluten, a protein substance in certain foods. 

It is often underdiagnosed and can present with non-specific symptoms. These can include intestinal symptoms such as bloating, cramping, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain or constipation. Symptoms can also be non-intestinal, including fatigue, bone and joint pain, mouth ulcers, anaemias, skin rashes, and weight changes. It can also be associated with Diabetes and thyroid disorders.

Statistics on Coeliac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

6%
Of the UK population have a gluten intolerance
It is estimated that roughly 6% of the UK population may suffer from a gluten intolerance.
1%
Of Brits have Coeliac Disease
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder where your own body attacks itself when you digest gluten. Around 1 in 100 Brits suffer from this disease with early diagnosis being essential for lifestyle adaptation and treatment options.
Expert’s Opinion

Experts Opinion

"This test must be performed when consuming gluten-containing foods from at least two meals for the last six weeks. If positive, the results of this test can help adjust diet and lifestyle to avoid triggering troublesome symptoms."

Dr Sameer Nakedar
MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
Experts Opinion

How to Order an At-Home Test

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  • Pick your home test

    We have a wide range of tests to cover your health needs. Order with next day delivery and avoid sitting in a doctor's office or clinic. Use our quiz to find the right test for you.

  • Take your test

    Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided. Samples use a simple finger prick collection method that takes around 5 minutes to complete.

  • Results within 48 hours

    You'll get GP-reviewed results and personalised recommendations to improve your results. Order now to become a healthier you!

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