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CICA: Celiac, IBS, and Crohn's Antibody Only - ALCAT Test Kit

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The CICA: Celiac, IBS, and Crohn's Antibody Only - ALCAT Test Kit detects specific antibodies and measures potentially inflammatory cellular reactions.  Note: This is a pre-paid shipping test kit that will be mailed and it requires a blood draw. Please Click Here to locate a lab for specimen collection.


Test Code:



HLA: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA), DPG: ELISA, TTG: ELISA




No fasting is required. Patients should avoid consuming antibiotics and antihistamines for 5 days, oral steroids for 7 days, and topical steroids for 24 hours before collection. Patients should also reduce vitamin C to 2500 mg or less for 48 hours before collection. If possible, take medications or supplements after collection. Check with your physician before stopping any medications. Make sure to read all collection instructions.

Test Results:

5-7 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.


Panel includes:  Antibody: Total Serum IgA, tTG (IgA and IgG), DGP (IgA and IgG) & Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA)

The CICA: Celiac, IBS, and Crohn's Antibody Only - ALCAT Test Kit includes:

  • Four specific serum antibodies (DGP IgG/IgA and tTG IgG/IgA)
  • Serological markers for Crohn's disease (ASCA; IgG/IgA)


What is the purpose of this test?

Order this CICA: Celiac, IBS, and Crohn's Antibody Only - ALCAT Test Kit, which can detect specific antibodies and measure potentially inflammatory cellular reactions through one simple blood draw. To test for active celiac disease, four specific serum antibodies (DGP IgG/IgA and tTG IgG/IgA) are checked due to their high sensitivity and specificity. The levels of these antibodies indicate the presence of untreated celiac disease. Additionally, serologic markers for Crohn's disease are performed, which includes testing for Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA; IgG/IgA). The presence of ASCA may indicate increased intestinal inflammation and permeability, and is often found in individuals with Crohn's disease.


Prevalence of GI issues in the US.

Did you know that approximately 60-70 million individuals in the United States suffer from gastrointestinal disorders? It's interesting to note that celiac disease might be present even if there are no GI symptoms, especially among family members of those with celiac disease.


  • In the United States, 40% of Americans suffer from GI disorders.
  • Ulcerative colitis affects up to 20% of adults in North America.
  • It is estimated that around 1% of the general population experiences symptoms of celiac disease.
  • Indigestion and constipation are experienced by 15% of individuals in Western countries.


It's not surprising that there is some overlap between these disorders.


Who can benefit from the CICA: Celiac, IBS, and Crohn's Antibody Only - ALCAT Test Kit?

  • Individuals experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms and autoimmune disorders that may indicate a gluten-related issue.
  • Individuals who have experienced increased intestinal permeability may be at a higher risk for autoimmune disorders and other related conditions.
  • Individuals suspected of having Crohn's or celiac disease.
  • Individuals experiencing symptoms of IBS, such as diarrhea, bloating, or cramping.
  • Individuals with chronic fatigue.
  • Individuals who have nutrient malabsorption or deficiency.
  • Individuals experiencing unexplained symptoms such as unintentional weight loss or skin rashes.

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