Gliadin Antibodies (IgA and IgG) Test

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Product Description

Gliadin Antibodies (IgA and IgG) Test

What is Gliadin?

Gliadin is a protein found in gluten. Gluten is found in the grains: wheat, barley and rye. It is common in cereal based products and an additive in many other foods. Some people are intolerant of Gluten, and have Coeliac Disease. If you have a genetic predisposition to a gluten allergy and/ or Coeliac disease, the presence of Gliadin will trigger a response from your immune system. This is because your body sees Gluten as a foreign agent and produces IgA and IgG autoantibodies as a defence mechanism. This effect can lead to inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine and problems with the absorption of nutrients from food.

Coeliacs may suffer from any of a number of symptoms including:

  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence or Excess wind
  • Unexplained weight loss

As Gliadin can be produced for other reasons apart from Gluten intolerance, this test is often used in conjunction with a Tissue Transglutaminase IgA test for a more definitive result.

Why should I consider a Gliadin Antibody test?

Gliadin Antibody testing helps doctors to diagnose coeliac disease. Better2Know Your Body’s home test will detect the presence of gliadin autoantibodies, IgA an IgG. If you have active symptoms or a family history of Gluten intolerance or Coeliac disease, this test on its own or in conjunction with a Tissue Transglutaminase IgA test will help you to find out whether you need to see a doctor or nutritionist to discuss treatment.

What is the Better2Know Your Body home testing process?

Your gliadin antibody home test will provide fast, accurate results using a single blood sample. Better2Know Your Body’s home testing kit will include three finger prick lancets, skin wipes, a gold-topped blood collection tube, a pathology form and a postage paid return envelope. Please collect your sample and send your it directly to Better2Know Your Body’s CPA accredited laboratory for swift, accurate analysis.

When will my home testing kit arrive?

Better2Know Your Body will dispatch your home test kit via first class post. Tests purchased before 4pm, Monday to Friday, will be sent out on the same day.

How will I receive my test results?

You will receive your confidential results two working days following the receipt of your sample at the laboratory. As soon they are available, you will be able to view your results using Better2Know Your Body’s secure, online patient area. Simply log in with the details our advisors provide upon processing your order. A member of the Better2Know Your Body Patient Services team will also contact you once all your results are ready to report.

What should I do with my results?

Your results will detect the presence of IgA and IgG antibodies associated with the Gliadin Protein. Better2Know Your Body can arrange private doctor’s consultations throughout the UK. You may also take your results to a healthcare provider of your choice. You may need further investigations to understand whether or not you have a Gluten Intolerance, and/ or may be asked to eliminate gluten from your diet to monitor your condition.

How can I order my home test?

To order your Gliadin aAntibodies home test, you can select the blue button above now. Better2Know Your Body’s expert advisors are available to answer additional questions and process your order. You can contact them on the number displayed at the top of the page. They are available 24/7 for your convenience.

How it works

How It Works:

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What if I do not want to pay by card?

Our payment reference on your card will show up as "health screen" so it will not link your purchase to Better2Know. If you do not want to pay by card then we can also accept PayPal and cash. Please call our Patient Services Team to arrange payment.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.