Gluten Intolerance Test

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Gluten Intolerance Test - what is it and how the test is done

In a very literal sense, we are what we eat. Our body reacts according to what we eat by incorporating the healthy components of that food item in our body. However, many of us are not as receptive to proper eating and digesting every other food item. 

There are several food items that our body cannot properly digest. When this happens, the body reacts adversely to such food items, making us ill. One such food item is gluten. Gluten is contained in food items such as wheat, rye, barley, etc. 

Many people can not digest gluten properly and develop ‘Celiac Disease.’ But before it gets diagnosed, the person might develop various symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, weight loss, and many others. 

Therefore, for such people, a gluten intolerance test is ordered. It is taken in the form of a blood sample and is analysed for the presence of antibodies. A higher antibody titer in people with Celiac disease confirms the diagnosis. 

Common conditions covered by a Gluten Sensitivity Test

Celiac disease Gluten-sensitive enteropathy Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) Wheat or grain allergy Gluten ataxia Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)

Where to get a Gluten Allergy Test in Italy

Gluten Intolerance Test at-Home and Self Tests

Gluten Intolerance Test FAQs

Gluten sensitivity is a reaction that occurs in the body after ingesting gluten in food sources such as wheat, barley and rye.

Blood sample testing kits are available in different brands. The kit instructions must be followed and may vary between manufacturers.

The most common symptoms of gluten insensitivity are diarrhoea, weight loss, fatigue, and gas.

If you notice the above symptoms, avoiding foods that trigger them is essential. You can opt for testing by talking to your doctor about it. Your doctor will help you with testing.

There is currently no cure for gluten sensitivity, it occurs genetically, and it is best to avoid foods that cause it.

A Gluten Intolerance Test in Italy costs on average 70 Euros. (information based on our data as of September 2022)