The Biocard™ Celiac Home Test is a rapid and reliable home test for the detection of celiac disease (gluten intolerance) from a fingertip blood sample. Using immunochromatographic testing that detects the anti-tTG IgA antibodies from a blood sample, this home test is both easy and efficient. If the sample contains anti-tTG IgA antibodies these will bind with the gold labeled antibodies, with tTG derived from red blood cells and with the stationary reagents in the test membrane forming a visible, red test line. The test also contains an integrated control system and a red control line that shows the proper functioning of the test.
Studies have found the prevalence of celiac disease (CD) to be highly variable throughout populations and the true prevalence has been difficult to determine. The varied criteria in diagnosing of CD are often the cause. If only the clinical criteria are used the incidence of CD is much lower compared with incidences established by serological methods. Using serological methods of diagnosis, the incidence of CD in the general population is app. 1 in 200.
The enzyme tissue transglutaminase (tTG) has been identified as the endomysial antigen in CD. A strong indication of CD is the presence of antibodies specific for the tTG.
Celiac disease (gluten intolerance)
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