If you have been suffering from fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, breathlessness or irritable bowel symptoms, these could be due to Celiac disease. If this is the case, the Biocard Celiac Test may be right for you. The Biocard Celiac Test is as accurate as tests performed in a hospital laboratory. It is safe, affordable and simple to use and can be carried out in the convenience of your own home in just 10 minutes.
Whether your Biocard Celiac Test result is positive or negative, you will have a better sense of whether Celiac disease may be the cause of your symptoms.
The Celiac test is positive if a red control line appears in the control field (labeled C) AND a light to dark red line forms in the test field (labeled T). The test indicates that there are Celiac disease associated IgA antibodies in the tested blood. Detection of these antibodies indicates with a high probability, existing Celiac disease.
If you do test positive according to the Biocard Celiac Test kit, see your doctor; and continue with a normal diet under the continued supervision of your doctor until you have the diagnosis confirmed. The good news is, more than 70% of people with Celiac disease respond to a gluten free diet within days or weeks.
And remember, if you have tested positive for Celiac disease, early screening with the Biocard Celiac Test for your children, siblings and parents is important, as their risk factor for Celiac disease is reportedly 1 in 10.
For access to a "Dear Doctor Letter" which will help you explain to your doctor the test and your results, click here.
For more information on Celiac disease, contact The Canadian Celiac Association at www.celiac.ca or call 1-800-363-7296.