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Coeliac disease (or 'Celiac' disease, if you're American...) is a condition that affects the digestive tract. It is an autoimmune condition that is caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking healthy tissue, in a similar way to other autoimmune conditions such as type 1 diabetes, lupus and Hashimoto's disease (autoimmune hypothyroidism).

In the case of Coeliac disease, this occurs because the immune system attacks substances inside gluten. This causes damage to the surface of the intestines and can disrupt the ability to absorb nutrients. It is thought to be caused by a mixture of genetics and environmental factors.

Gluten is found in 3 types of cereal: 

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye

These are often found in foods such as breads, cakes, cereals and even beer.

Coeliac disease is a common condition in the UK, with 1 in 100 people having the disease. It is most likely to develop in early childhood (8-12 months) and adulthood (40-60 years old). However, it can often be misdiagnosed for other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

The symptoms of Coeliac disease are often gut-related, and present themselves in several ways:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence or passing wind.
  • Constipation
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Weight loss

If Coeliac disease is not treated it can cause a number of other symptoms including:

  • Malnourishment due to the body being unable to absorb food.
    • If malnutrition occurs in children, it can result in reduction of growth in both height and weight.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Skin rash (Dermatitis Herpetiformis).
    • This itchy rash occurs usually on the knees and elbows but can appear anywhere on the body. It is thought that only 1 in 5 people who suffer from Celiac disease.

There is no cure but Coeliac Disease can be treated with a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein that is non-essential to your diet, and so there are many alternatives. So if you ever believe that you have a bad reaction to gluten and think you might have celiac disease, don’t be in doubt, come in and get tested at one of our 9 central London locations.

Investigation for Coeliac Disease primarily consists of blood testing, although in some cases doctors may recommend a biopsy of the small intestine. Below are a list of the different Coeliac Disease tests we offer. Please note, if you want to be tested, it is important keep eating gluten-containing foods up until the test, to ensure that the tests are accurate, and reflect your body's reaction to gluten:

  • Gluten Sensitivity Evaluation (Coeliacs Disease Antibody)
  • Gluten Allergy Profile
  • Coeliac Disease Profile 2
  • Coeliac Disease Profile 3

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Gluten Sensitivity Test (Coeliacs Disease Antibody)

£216 - 2 days (not including consultation fee)

  • Endomysial IgA
  • Reticulin IgA
  • Gliadan IgA +IgG
  • Total IgA
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (IgA)

 

Gluten Allergy Profile 

£174.40 - 10 days (not including consultation fee)

  • Gluten Single IgE Allergen
  • Endomysial Abs IgA
  • Reticulin Abs IgA
  • Gliadin Abs IgA and IgG
  • Tissue Transglutaminase IgA
  • HLA DQ2/DQ8
  • Total IgA

 

Coeliac Disease Profile 2 

£398.40 - 10 days (not including consultation fee)

  • Endomysial IgA
  • Recticultin IgA
  • Gliadin IgA + IgG
  • Total IgA
  • Tissue Transglutaminase (IgA)
  • HLA DQ2/DQ8

 

Coeliac Disease Profile 3

£238.40 - 10 days (not including consultation fee)

  • Tissue Transglutaminase (IgA)
  • HLA DQ2/DQ8
  • Total IgA

 

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Coeliac Disease Test Locations: Oxford Street, Liverpool Street, Waterloo, Kings Cross, London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Fleet Street, Victoria and Paddington.