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Finger-Stick Rapid Test Kit for Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Now Available

Celiac.com 11/08/2005 - York Nutritional Laboratories has introduced to the US a simple, unique and revolutionary finger-stick rapid test kit designed to detect the antibodies associated with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance.

Celiac disease is a gluten intolerance enteropathy caused by a permanent intolerance to gluten and specifically to its protein fragment known as gliadin. The ingestion of this protein in people with genetic predisposition induces a severe compromise to the intestinal mucosa that is historically characterized by one hyperplasia of cryptas with total or subtotal atrophy of the intestinal microvilli.

Though the definitive diagnosis of the celiac disease is based in characteristic histological changes observed in intestinal biopsies, the serological tests, such as the detection of antibodies anti-gliadins, anti-tTG and anti-endomysium, represent methods of analyses cheaper and less invasive to the detection of the disease.

According to John Kernohan, Director of York Nutritional Laboratories, This new rapid test is a great improvement over our original cdSCAN, which we introduced back in 2002. Individuals now have a even quicker, more convenient and reliable means to determine if Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance is the culprit behind their ill-health.


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The new and improved cdSCAN is able to analyze a tiny sample of whole blood, serum or plasma for IgA/IgG/IgM antibodies against human Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) and IgA antibodies against gliadin. The kit can be utilized in either the comfort of ones own home or at a doctors office, and the results are available in approximately 10 minutes.

In addition to the approximate 1 million Americans suffering from classical Celiac Disease, there are an equal number of individuals with silent or latent Celiac Disease who are unaware of their condition because they do not have the signs and symptoms typically associated with celiac disease. These individuals run the risk of developing full-blown celiac disease later in life and complications
such as bowel cancer, infertility and autoimmune diseases, making proper and early diagnosis very important.

Information about the cdSCAN is available from York Nutritional Laboratories, Inc. Please contact John Kernohan at (888) 751-3388.

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v kelly
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14 Oct 2008 9:13:19 PM PDT
My daughter was diagnosed with celiac in 2000. For over a year all of sudden she was having many symptoms. Migraines, severe bone cramps, throwing up, rolling on the floor in pain. I went through 3 doctors and finally a naturopath helped me. Within 1 week she was a lot better. We went on a 100% gluten-free diet and she's better. She was 8 then and she is now 16. The color in her skin came back, growth, etc. Also by end of that year when searching, she ended up in the hospital with Scarlett fever and walking pneumonia, even after I took her to the doctor that same week! I came in with my book and symptoms and told him what I thought she had and that I wouldn't leave until we had tests. You must be diligent with your gut feeling. Thanks for your site!

 
Lee
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14 Jan 2013 5:43:35 AM PDT
I used a similar test from Nova Detox.

The results where conclusive, I then went to my GP and confirmed the result with a lab test. Since then i have radically altered my diet and lifestyle, so I really urge anyone who is worried to try a home test and if the result is positive, follow it up.

 
Jason K.
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29 Sep 2014 5:55:38 PM PDT
The very best, most accurate, and longest-standing at-home, rapid test kit for Celiac Disease is through the company discussed in this article, www.yorkallergyusa.com .

They are now known as Better Control of Health since 2010, and they also provide their world-recognized at-home, finger-stick IgG ELISA Food Intolerance Screening Kit for 96 individual foods.

 
Sally
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29 Aug 2016 8:05:33 AM PDT
This is awesome! I have suspected that one of children (28-years-old) might have CD, but talking him into going to the doctor to find out has proven difficult. This he might do! Thanks for the article!




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