There are a number of people who are diagnosed as negative for Coeliac, no villous atrophy, negative on blood tests and also do not have a wheat allergy and yet they benefit from a gluten-free diet. These would be classed as having a non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). But a diagnosis of NCGS remains controversial.
Until recently NCGS has not been fully acknowledged by the medical profession but it is gaining more recognition in the medical journals.
What this test measures:
This test measures these important markers for Coeliac Disease
- Total IgA
- Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase IgA (tTG IgA)
- Anti-Deamidated Gliadin IgA (DGP IgA)
- Reflex Anti-Endomysial IgA (EMA IgA).
Plus Gluten Sensitivity is assessed via Anti-Gliadin IgA and Anti-Gliadin IgG.
Who should take this test?
Anyone with any of the following symptoms should take this test*:
- Abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit
- Bone or joint pain
- Mood disorders
- Skin problems like eczema, rash
*Please note: It is important to discuss with your nutritionist at the consultation whether this is the best test for you. We have other digestive tests and it is important to choose the correct test based on your symptoms and history. We can then help you to get on the correct course back to health as soon as possible.
- We will organise for the lab to send you the test kit.
- The test requires a blood sample and we can let you know where this can be taken.
- Full instructions come with the kit.
- The test results will be returned to your nutritionist.
- The test results will be interpreted by your nutritionist at the consultation and then a personalised diet and supplement programme will be tailored to your needs.