Celiac disease test
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Celiac disease is on the rise in Quebec
Celiac disease is a disorder that does not stop spreading. It is also known to be a self-immune disease and can be experienced by anyone likely to develop it, irrespective of the age group. According to several studies carried out in Europe, the prevalence of celiac disease is on the rise and affects both children, teenagers and adults.
Its tracing is made by a blood test meant to detect certain antibodies.
The treatment consists in eliminating gluten from what we eat, because celiac disease is caused by the intolerance to gluten, which is composed of 2 proteins: gliadin and glutenin.
Gluten is present in such cereals as wheat, barley and rye.
Symptoms / Celiac disease
The symptoms generally assigned to celiac disease are abdominal pains, distending – as the gluten is badly absorbed at the level of the bowels, recurrent or chronic diarrhea, weight loss, vomiting, fatigue – caused by vitamin shortage – and anemia.
In order to find out more about celiac disease please consult a specialized physician, such as a gastroenterologist, or to a general medicine physician.
Please find below the blood tests that we offer in order to make an account of celiac disease :
The medical tests that we offer : Total proteins, Protein electrophoresis, Albumin, IgG anti-deaminated gliadin antibodies, IgA anti-deaminated gliadin antibodies, IgA anti-transglutaminase, Anti-endomysial antibodies, Anti-reticulin antibodies (serological markers of the celiac disease), IgA immune globulins, Anti-transglutaminase antibodies, IgA anti-gliadin antibodies.
According to a publication of the Biology Clinical Institute from Belgium, the dosage of the IgA anti-gliadin antibodies tends to decrease rapidly when a gluten-free feeding diet is maintained.
Perscription & Insurance
All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.
These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.
All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!