FindOut Celiac Test
Quick and easy self-test for the detection of Celiac disease
Many people have Celiac disease unknowingly
Celiac disease is a hereditary and lifelong disease caused by hypersensitivity to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, weight loss and skin irritation.
When a person with Celiac disease consumes gluten, the intestinal tract is damaged, causing difficulties in absorbing vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients – which can lead to nutritional deficiencies and ill health.
About 35,000 Swedes are diagnosed with Celiac disease, but the number of undiagnosed people is estimated to be up to 250,000. In the last decades, there has been an increase in Celiac disease in the Nordic countries.
Assistive device for diagnosis
FindOut Celiac Test is a simple self-test for detecting tissue transglutaminase antibodies in blood. The presence of these antibodies is likely to indicate Celiac disease.
FindOut Celiac Test can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of Celiac disease and can help to identify the cause of unclear symptoms. The final diagnosis is made by the doctor.
Celiac disease is a lifelong disease that causes several clinical symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, malnutrition and skin irritation. The gluten protein starts an inflammation that damages the intestinal tract of the small intestine.
Celiac disease is hereditary and the risk of having celiac disease is 15% if someone in the family already has the disease. Therefore, is it recommended to conduct an assessment if, for example a sibling or parent has celiac disease.
The test result from FindOut Celiac Test can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of Celiac disease and can help find the cause of unclear symptoms. Therefore, contact a doctor if you get a positive test result.
The doctor makes an overall assessment based on your symptoms, blood test response and test response from a bowel biopsy, where tissue from the small intestine’s mucosa is analyzed.