Method - Stool
- Upon ordering, the lab kit will be sent directly to your home address.
- You take your sample in the comfort of their own home and send your sample to the lab via pre-paid courier.
- 2-3 week turnaround time
- You receive a follow up appointment and your test results
Transglutaminase IgA – gluten sensitivity marker
The tissue transglutaminase IgA test is the most sensitive and effective method of coeliac disease testing.
How It Works
For those who like to know the nitty-gritty of things:
Faecal anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA antibodies indicate a reaction of the immune system to the tissue transglutaminase enzyme produced by the body when gluten is ingested, leading to an autoimmune reaction that may destroy the intestinal lining or other tissues in the body.
Stool analysis for antibodies against gluten-related antigens has been found be a more sensitive assessment to gluten/immune reactions than blood tests.
Positive faecal anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA (produced in situ by the gut lining) result from a specific immune reaction to gluten in the digestive tract, and may not show in blood, especially in the absence of the typical coeliac disease-related damage to the intestinal tract (i.e., villous atrophy).
If you prefer a blood test, we can certainly order this for you.
Common Conditions When To Test For Coeliac Disease:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Please note that Coeliac and Gluten Sensitivity are very different.
Coeliac can be life treatening. If you suspect that you or your child has Coeliac Disease, do test to confirm whether it is a sensitivity or an allergy (coeliac).
Coeliac Transglutaminase IgA stool test
We recommend that you always seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment before acting on this test information. Nourished by Nature does not provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice. Nourished by Nature is not liable to you or anyone else for any loss or negative consequence caused in whole or in part by interpreting, delivering, or reporting information through the utilizing of laboratory testing services. In no event shall we be liable to you or any other party for any decisions made or action taken or not taken by you in reliance on such information.