Biocard Celiac Test is a rapid, simple and reliable test for the detection of celiac disease associated IgA autoantibodies from a fingertip blood sample.
The sensitivity of the Biocard Celiac Test was studied with clinical samples and the results were compared to clinical diagnosis. The Biocard Celiac Test showed 92.1% sensitivity, 95.3% specificity and 93.5% accuracy.
Celiac disease is a serious, lifelong, gastrointestinal disorder that can cause a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal distension, weight loss, malnutrition and skin disorders due to permanent intolerance to gluten, a complex mixture of storage proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. By following a gluten free diet, these symptoms can be avoided.
Biocard Celiac Test is a test for the detection of celiac disease associated IgA antibodies to transglutaminase from a fingertip blood sample. Biocard Celiac Test can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease, but the final diagnosis must be confirmed by a medical doctor. During the gluten free diet, celiac disease associated IgA autoantibody levels will decrease. The amount of antibodies will decrease over time after a change in diet to eliminate gluten. Therefore you can have a negative test result if you are following a gluten free diet. For accurate results, the Canadian Celiac Association’s professional advisory board recommends a gluten challenge which they define as the equivalent if at least 1-4 slices of bread daily for at least 4 weeks. A gluten free diet should be started only according to the instructions of a medical doctor after diagnosis is confirmed.