A reliable way to find out if you have coeliac disease (gluten sensitivity). An easy to use blood spot home test, as reliable as a doctor's test. Instant results within 5 minutes. Contains 1 test.
The SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity Test kit is a simple and reliable way to find out if you have coeliac disease, a common type of gluten sensitivity. Results take just 5 minutes and the test is used at home. The symptoms of coeliac disease are often confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can include bloating, wind, diarrhoea, malnutrition and skin disorders. Coeliac disease is initially diagnosed with a blood test that detects Immunoglobulin A tissue transglutaminase antibodies (IgA tTG).
Around 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease but most have not yet been diagnosed as the symptoms are easily confused with other digestive disorders. Coeliac disease is a lifelong gastrointestinal disorder caused by a sensitivity to proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. Once diagnosed, the treatment is a strict gluten free diet but it is essential that you get a diagnosis before going gluten free to avoid false results.
A clinical study showed that the SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity was 97% accurate compared with intestinal biopsy.
A positive result means that it is highly likely that you have coeliac disease.
If you think you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and haven’t been tested for coeliac disease, this simple 5 minute home test kit can tell you whether you should be gluten free. Symptoms of coeliac disease such as bloating, wind and diarrhoea are easily and often confused with IBS symptoms. Although coeliac disease is quite common (around 1 in 100 people in the UK), many have not yet been diagnosed and continue to suffer from symptoms. This test is 97% accurate compared to intestinal biopsy and is CE marked specifically for self test use at home with independent trials showing that the test is simple to use and provides reliable results.
Warnings or Restrictions
The SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity Test is not suitable for children younger than 6 years old or if you have been on a strict gluten free diet for longer than a few weeks. A strict gluten free diet means avoiding all traces of gluten from food and drink containing wheat, barley or rye.
Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, foil pouch containing one test cassette and one pipette, sterile automatic safety lancet, plastic tube containing a thin glass tube for collecting your blood drop, plastic tube containing liquid to dilute your blood drop, alcohol swab and plaster.
Size (1) Unit (EA)
Product code: 782426
Instruction leaflet and carton are recyclable, other components should be discarded with general household waste.
The SELFCheck Gluten Sensitivity Test is simple to use with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. requiring only a small finger-prick blood drop obtained with the sterile, automatic lancet provided and is suitable for adults and children 6 years and older. The test takes just 5 minutes and gives a simple yes or no answer as to whether you are likely to have coeliac disease. If you get a positive result, speak with your doctor before starting a gluten free diet. A UK helpline is provided if you need any help to use your test kit or interpret your results. It is advised that should you have any concerns or questions about your test result that you consult your Doctor.
Tips & Advice
The test can help you decide whether a gluten free diet could help your gastrointestinal symptoms. It is important to test before going gluten free as the lack of gluten in your diet can produce false results in tests for coeliac disease. If you get a positive result, speak to your doctor before starting a gluten free diet.