Also Known As
Celiac Disease Antibody Test, Gliadin (Deamidated Peptide) IgA, IgG, or IgA,
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG), IgA, IgG
The Purpose of a Celiac Disease Blood Test
If you have celiac disease, you’re not just being trendy in trying to avoid gluten, the proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. While some people have gluten sensitivity that causes gastrointestinal irritation, celiac disease is more severe.
With this autoimmune condition, you can’t digest gluten; even worse, it prevents your small intestine from properly digesting food. That can lead to GI damage and nutritional deficiencies if celiac disease isn’t managed. A celiac test can help diagnose this disorder so you can develop a treatment plan; it can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of your plan to make sure it’s working.
Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG), IgA, IgG (11073)
What Does the Celiac Disease Test Measure?
This test detects any antibodies your immune system produces in response to gluten consumption. With celiac disease, the gluten is identified by the immune system as a germ (just like a virus, for instance) and mounts a defense against it. These antibodies affect the small intestine, causing symptoms such as bloating or gas.
Who Should Take a Celiac Test?
This condition is hereditary, so you may want to use the celiac disease blood test as a screening if you have a family history of the disorder. (You may also be more susceptible to celiac disease if you already have another autoimmune disorder.)
A celiac disease test is also recommended if you haven’t been diagnosed with the disorder but have associated symptoms, including:
- Stomach pain
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Unexplained weight loss
- Stools with an unpleasant odor
- Non-GI symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, mouth sores, and skin rashes
Celiac Blood Test Preparation
You don’t have to follow special instructions before taking a blood test for celiac disease.
Celiac Disease Complete Profile Blood Test Results
A positive test result means you have antibodies linked to celiac disease and may need to undergo more testing to determine if there is any gastrointestinal damage. If antibodies weren’t detected in your blood sample, that means you have a negative result. In some cases, the results may not be inconclusive and you may need to re-test. Questions about your results or next steps? Just schedule a telehealth appointment with a Personalabs doctor who can offer recommendations.
Where Can I Get a Blood Test for Celiac Disease Near Me?
Shop online at Personalabs for celiac blood tests or any of our other 400-plus health tests. We offer the ease of ordering blood tests online, as well as the convenience of completing your testing at one of over 4,000 Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp locations across the country. Here’s how it works, once you’ve checked that you don’t need a doctor’s approval to buy the test (which depends on the state where you live):
Step 1: Buy the test of your choice and download the lab order that comes with it.
Step 2: Navigate the lab locator on our website to find the closest facility near you and make your blood test appointment.
Step 3: Bring the test order to your appointment and complete your blood draw.
Step 4: Check your secure Personalabs account for your test results in about 2 to 10 business days. (You can also contact us if you need your results by a specific date, and we will reach out to your lab.)
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Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.