• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

Home Testing Kits For Celiac?
0

Rate this topic

13 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

So I have being feeling a little rubbish (like death!!) recently, and after comparing my list of symptoms with those of celiac disease sufferers, I decided to buy a home-testing kit and I got a positive result. I have done a blood test at the doctors, but am still waiting for results. Also, I am going for an endoscopy in two weeks. I was just wondering, how reliable do you guys think these testing kits are? Thanks in advance!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


So I have being feeling a little rubbish (like death!!) recently, and after comparing my list of symptoms with those of celiac disease sufferers, I decided to buy a home-testing kit and I got a positive result. I have done a blood test at the doctors, but am still waiting for results. Also, I am going for an endoscopy in two weeks. I was just wondering, how reliable do you guys think these testing kits are? Thanks in advance!

Jenni - what is the home testing kit? I've never heard of it but sounds like something I would like to try (since no doctor believes I have celiac.) Is it something for which you have to eat gluten in order for it to work right?

Jane

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jane! It is called a 'bio-card', which works in a similar way to a pregnancy test, but instead of pee, you take blood from your finger with a small device provided with the pack. You prick your finger, and that goes is the designated window on the card, then add a diluting solution, also provided, and watch the test window. Takes 10 minutes, doesn't hurt, and confirmed to myself that I wasn't imagining things. It tests for IgA an IgG in your blood, which only appear in your blood if you have been taking gluten. So I guess you have to suck it up ad get some toast!! Always a down-side, eh?! But they do have high claims of accuracy.

They sell for around

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Intersting... does not look like it is sold in America though... anyone know how accurate it is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just took the Ani Biotech Biocard Celiac test (by 2G Pharma Inc.) this weekend and it gave me a positive result too :unsure: ... I just joined the forum to ask about this. I've got a doctor appointment tomorrow and then (probably) blood tests early next week so I imagine that I'll know how accurate it is by... July?

I'm in Canada. The company is out of Finland. The test has been endorsed by Health Canada and the Canadian Celiac association so Canadians seem to think it's a good indicator of Celiac, although the test says an "The only confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestinal biopsy".... sigh.

Nicole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Hi, I am in the UK too and have seen these online, but don't know if somewhere like Boots sells them over the counter? Seriously thinking of getting one.

I had a really good appointment with my Consultant yesterday. He agrees that because all the tests so far have come back ok (abdo scan, endoscopy - although was not looking for Celiac damage as we hadnt even thought about it when they did the endoscopy!!)

He said there is a very good chance of Celiac, but if the test comes back negative has said I definitely have a gluten intolerance and should go Gluten Free after the bloods are done anyway.

He is writing to my family doctor to ask for them to do full Celiac screen, but I may have to wait 2 weeks.... I just want to start feeling better and I felt a huge improvement after 10 days going gluten free, but of course am now eating the evil stuff and feel like poo again!

It was so nice talking to a doctor who didnt think I am crazy or a hypochondriac, which is how I felt!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know of an American store I can get this from? I would like to try it before my son goes to long gluten-free for it to matter and ordering from UK/etc will just take to long in shipping. I am not putting my son back on gluten for this, but do want to try it. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Intersting... does not look like it is sold in America though... anyone know how accurate it is?

You can buy it from an online Canadian pharmacy because the US doesn't have an equivalent home test. I suggest that you squeeze the tip of your finger, though, so a lot of blood will collect there. I did not and couldn't squeeze out enough blood to save my life. Just an FYI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can buy it from an online Canadian pharmacy because the US doesn't have an equivalent home test. I suggest that you squeeze the tip of your finger, though, so a lot of blood will collect there. I did not and couldn't squeeze out enough blood to save my life. Just an FYI

Do you know of a respectable one I could order from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you know of a respectable one I could order from?

Health Canada and the Canadian Celiac Association both endorse the Ani Biotech Biocard Celiac test (by 2G Pharma Inc.). It's the test that I took and got a positive tTg test on (I only squeezed out about 75% of the blood needed for the test too). I have also taken a blood test (in a lab) but I haven't got my results back yet so i can't personnally attest to it's reliability yet.

Anyway, if you google that product you might find results. I bought mine from Amaranth Whole Foods Market but I have no idea if they would ship one down there.

Nicole S

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


You order a Celiacsure home kit from here. They will ship to individuals in the US. It is a TTG test with the same risk of false negatives as any TTG blood test.

http://www.glutenpro.com/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just took this and got a negative, I have been gluten free for two weeks but have been eating gluten since last night (and think I accidentally did a few times in the two weeks). Should the test be accurate if I have been eating it since last night, or was I too quick, do I still need to wait two weeks, or can I say it's intolerance now not celiac?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just took this and got a negative, I have been gluten free for two weeks but have been eating gluten since last night (and think I accidentally did a few times in the two weeks). Should the test be accurate if I have been eating it since last night, or was I too quick, do I still need to wait two weeks, or can I say it's intolerance now not celiac?

The home tests are better for finding celiac than for ruling it out. TTG tests are 80% accurate. There is still a 20% chance that you are celiac so no, you shouldn't assume you are intolerant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      108,121
    • Total Posts
      939,779
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      66,099
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Lisa-Marie
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/119661-gluten-free-food-alternative-list-2017/

        Did not check earlier but I did not mention that the simple mills was corn free, though I did mention grain free.
    • It's Tesco treat time again. The good news is they have a new chocolate gateau: The bad news is that it has replaced the strawberry one and I'm not as keen on it...  I think this is in part because there's no shortage of chocolate desserts already whereas the strawberry one was something new. Anyway, it's 3 quid, very chocolatey and it gets a 6/10. The fun doesn't stop there, they have eclairs!  1.50 and they taste pretty much like the memory of eclairs  I am exercising incredible willpower not to eat them all at once. I need to save room anyway for...   Drum roll... Donuts! 1.50 for these as well. Not tried them yet. This message brought to you by    
    • You've just realized you have a health condition which can't be diagnosed formally. You haven't felt ok for quite some time, but didn't really know why. You were thinking it was just stress. But then there was a couple of weeks which weren't particularly stressful, so you were wondering 'why am I feeling worse'? You felt like there was an underlying cause you were unaware of. You knew you were meant to figure it out and finally did. Advice: Doctors don't know much about this condition, so don't rely on them. Do your own research. Since you don't have an official diagnosis, don't be surprised if people don't understand. They may even think it's just a product of your imagination... Well, it's not your duty to explain the details to everyone. And it's not your obligation to describe all the positive effects the gluten free brings about to those who are (and always will be) sceptical. This is not an argumentation/persuasion skills training. You're not a lawyer or a salesperson. The situation may be different in 5/10/15 yrs... Who knows? There is research ongoing. Maybe people will be more aware, maybe gluten free restaurants will be as common as other types of rest., maybe potential negative effects of gluten won't be a kind of a secret anymore. Don't feel guilty about not being able to realize this sooner. There are 'stakeholders' whose interest is definitely not raising the awareness about this issue. And this has an impact on our society. Their main interest is making profit. Gluten products are profitable, to say the least. On the contrary, the Gluten-free diet - the cure - is not currently viewed as a product that much. However, from a marketing perspective, it could be seen as a product. There is potential. There are unrealized business opportunities. There is a gap in the market. Who knows what the future holds? Carry on with your life and try to make the best out of this situation.    
    • How about gluttony?  Three ears?  That much corn can be hard to digest for anyone, let alone a celiac with a damaged gut.  I hope you feel better soon!    
  • Upcoming Events