Start here if you suspect gluten is affecting your health. Review your results with a dietitian.
NO FASTING is required for this test but you must still be consuming gluten prior to taking this test for it to be accurate.
The Gluten Sensitivity Basic was designed to be an extensive evaluation for the presence of Celiac Disease.
Celiac Disease, also called Gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is a condition where when you eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also
be in other products.
The initial test results will be used to establish your baseline data used for comparison to future results.
This profile includes the following tests. Click the test name for more information.
anti-Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG IgA, tTG IgG)
anti-Endomysial Ab (Endomysial IgA)
Immunoglobulin A (Total IgA)
Celiac disease affects each person differently. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, or in other parts of the body. One person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. Irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children. Some people have no symptoms. Celiac disease is genetic. Blood tests can help your doctor diagnose the disease. Your doctor may also need to examine a small piece of
tissue from your small intestine. Treatment is a diet free of gluten.