GlutenCHECK is a rapid test for use at home to detect the presence of IgA tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) in whole blood. GlutenCHECK is suitable for an initial diagnosis of gluten intolerance as well as a therapy follow-up. a-tTG-IgA antibody level should fall when gluten is removed from the diet. After 6 months on a gluten-free diet, the antibodies will often become undetectable. The diagnosis must be confirmed by a healthcare professional along with further recommendations to maintain a gluten-free diet.
Each kit contains everything necessary for the test performance: a test cassette, an instruction leaflet, a solution bottle with sample dilution buffer, 1 automatic sterile lancet for comfortable blood sampling, a glass capillary tube, a pipette, an alcohol pad and a plaster. The results can be read within 10 minutes.
Gluten intolerance (celiac disease), known as a sprue in adults, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine when the immune system attacks the body‘s own tissues. The common symptoms of gluten intolerance include bloating and diarrhoea, caused by a reaction to a gluten protein found in many foods. Weight loss, malnutrition and skin disorders could also be indications of gluten intolerance.
Advantage of self-test:
• Complete test kit with all the necessary accessories
• Safe & easy test procedure at home & immediate result
- The test can only be performed if no previous change to a gluten-free diet has been conducted. As the levels of anti-tTG-IgA-antibodies drop gradually after gluten is removed from the diet, the test result could be compromised.
- Approx. 2-3% of celiac disease patients suffer from an overall IgA deficiency. For those patients, the test could result in a false – negative result.
GlutenCHECK Instructions for use: