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Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Genova


Genova Diagnostics Test Code: 1006

Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity test will check a patient's blood for total IgA, as well as IgA specific antibodies for possible celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten sensitivity enteropathy, is a chronic autoimmune disease which has a genetic component and may affect several family members. Celiac is a lifelong condition with no cure, however, it is manageable once diagnosed. Celiac disease is a digestive condition which is triggered by consumption of the protein, gluten. Gluten is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust, and many other foods containing wheat, barley, or rye. When someone with Celiac Disease eats gluten-containing foods, an immune system reaction occurs in the small intestine which results in damage to the surface of the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients from food.

Conditions, diseases, and symptoms related to Celiac Disease:

  • Abdominal cramps, gas, and bloating
  • Anemia
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Foul-smelling or grayish stools that may be fatty or oily
  • Gastric ulcers
  • General weakness
  • Intermittent diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parasitic infections 
  • Skin disorders
  • Stunted growth (in children)
  • Weight loss
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease
  • Microscopic colitis
This assessment is completed via blood testing. A kit will be shipped to the patient with collection materials and instructions. Blood testing can be completed with nationwide phlebotomy services such as Any Lab Test Now, LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, as well as hospital outpatient areas, outpatient surgical areas, Urgent Care centers, or sports medicine centers. Patient must inquire with one of these facilities locally to ensure they can process this specimen testing.

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