LetsGetChecked - Celiac Blood Spot Test Kit
The LetsGetChecked - Celiac Blood Spot Test Kit includes Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) and Endomysial Antibodies (EMA).
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)
Tissue Transglutaminase is an enzyme that repairs damage in the body. Low levels of transglutaminase tissue in the blood are indicative of Celiac disease. The harmful antibodies in their place are known as anti-tissue transglutaminase.
Endomysial Antibodies (EMA)
When the body perceives that it is under attack, it produces endomysial antibodies (EMA). These auto-antibodies cause intestinal swelling and prevent nutrient absorption into the blood. High levels of endomysial antibodies indicate that you have Celiac disease.
1% of the world population suffers from Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system believes that gluten is a threat.
There are 300 symptoms of Celiac disease however the symptoms include:
- severe bloating
- unexplained iron-deficiency anemia
- bone or joint pain
- osteoporosis or osteopenia (bone loss)
- liver and biliary tract disorders
- depression or anxiety
- peripheral neuropathy (tingling and/or numbness or pain in the hands and feet)
- seizures and migraines
- missed menstrual periods
- infertility or recurrent miscarriage
- canker sores inside the mouth
- dermatitis herpetiformis (itchy skin rash)
You should take the Celiac Test if you experience unpleasant symptoms after eating products that contain wheat, rye, barley, and oats. The sample must be collected following six weeks of a gluten-containing diet to ensure accurate results.
You should take the test if:
- You are experiencing digestive discomfort for over two week
- You have had diarrhea for over two weeks
- You have thyroid issues
- You have type 1 diabetes
- You have Turner syndrome
- You suffer from rheumatoid arthritis
- You suffer from colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon)
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