Celiac Disease Quick Test
The celiac disease quick test allows the diagnosis of celiac disease from fingertip blood sample. Celiac disease is a relatively common autoimmune disease in which the rye, wheat and barley protein (gluten) causes inflammation and mucosal damage of the small intestine, which interferes with the absorption of nutrients.
Biohit Celiac Quick test confirms the diagnosis from a fingertip blood sample within ten minutes.
The Celiac Quick test is an immunochromatographic test designed for the qualitative detection of antibodies (IgA/IgG/IgM) against human tissue transglutaminase in whole blood sample.
Each Celiac Quick Test kit contains reagents for 20 tests.
- Determination of tTG IgA/G/M antibodies (reduces risk of IgA deficient false negatives)
- For use in the physicians office, Outpatient Dietetic Clinics, Pharmacies
- Simple and safe procedure
- High Accuracy
- Results in 10 minutes
Quick test Reader
The Celiac QT result can be confirmed with the help of the Biohit Quick test reader. Read more about this product from the Instruments pages.
N.B In the USA and Japan for research use only. For other countries, please check with your local Biohit distributor.
Celiac Disease (CD) is an enteropathy characterized by a permanent intolerance to gluten, specifically to its protein fragment, gliadin. Iingestion of this protein by the person with genetic predisposition induces a severe mucosal injury of the small intestine, histologically characterized by hyperplasia of the crypts, and subtotal or total atrophy of the intestinal microvilli. The definitive diagnosis of celiac disease is based on characteristic histological changes in intestinal biopsies, but serological tests such as the detection of anti-gliadin, anti-tTG and anti-endomysium antibodies, offer cost-effective and less invasive methods of diagnosing CD.
In patients with coeliac disease autoantibodies are produced against endomysium – a component of smooth muscle connective tissue. The major antigen of anti-endomysium antibodies is tissue transglutaminase (tTG). Human tTG can be used in diagnostic tests to capture and detect the anti-tTG antibodies and form the basis of a very accurate screening test. It is particularly useful for pediatric patients to reduce the need of endoscopies.