Celiac disease is a permanent intolerance to gluten
Gluten are the proteins found in wheat, barley, oats and rye flours. People with genetic predisposition to celiac disease develop an autoimmune response (antibodies) when they eat gluten. These antibodies attack the small intestine, causing a chronic inflammation and the disappearance of the microvilli, altering its essential function in the digestion of nutrients and absorption of nutrients.
The most recognized symptoms of celiac disease are vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal cramps, growth retardation, abdominal pain, but the latest research allows us to include other types of signs:
- chronic fatigue, weakness
- depression, neuropathies
- dermatitis herpetiformis
- defects in tooth enamel
- alterations in reproduction
How does Biocard ™ Celiac Test work?
Biocard ™ celiac test is the first and only self-diagnostic test. With a simple drop of blood extracted from the tip of the finger, the test determines the presence of IgA antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (anti tTg-IgA). These antibodies are very specific for celiac disease. The test lasts about 5 minutes, with a maximum exposure of 10. Its reliability is contrasted with the results of clinical small-bowel biopsies. Biocard ™ Celiac Test is also used to monitor the gluten-free diet.
We have 2 versions; the version for self-diagnosis that can be done at home, which takes 1 test per case, and the version for the healthcare professional, where each case has 10 tests to perform in the consultation.
Information for people with celiac disease:
Regulation 41/2009, on the composition and labeling of food products appropriate for people with gluten intolerance, defines that products intended for people with celiac disease may be labeled “gluten-free” when food products, both ordinary and specific , have a lower content of 20 mg / kg of gluten in the final product. Therefore, any product identified as “gluten free” may be consumed by people with gluten intolerance.
Associations of interest:
Asociación Celíacs de Catalunya.
c/ Balmes 109, pral. 2ª – 08008 Barcelona
Phone. +34 93 412 17 89
Phone. +34 93 487 58 58
Federación de Asociaciones
de Celíacos de España
c/ Hileras, 4 4º 12ª – 28013 Madrid
Phone. +34 91 547 54 11
Fax. 91 541 06 64