Gluten Intolerance Test
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 Intolerance Test
FAQs on Gluten Intolerance Test
What is gluten sensitivity?
Gluten sensitivity is a reaction that occurs in the body after ingesting gluten in food sources such as wheat, barley and rye.
How Is Gluten Intolerance Tested?
Blood sample testing kits are available in different brands. The kit instructions must be followed and may vary between manufacturers.
What are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity?
The most common symptoms of gluten insensitivity are diarrhoea, weight loss, fatigue, and gas.
Do I need to be tested?
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.
Is there a cure for gluten sensitivity?
There is currently no cure for gluten sensitivity, it occurs genetically, and it is best to avoid foods that cause it.