CELIAC, IBS, CROHN’S TESTING
True celiac disease, unlike gluten intolerance, is genetically based and carried from parents or grandparents to their children. If gluten is ingested the villi in the small intestine are damaged over time reducing the villi’s ability to absorb needed nutrients from food and increasing abdominal discomfort. Functional gastrointestinal disorders affect 2 in every 5 Americans and include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Celiac Disease, Functional Dyspepsia (indigestion), Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. The CICA test can help to determine if you have Celiac Disease or some other gastrointestinal disorder so that you can properly treat your symptoms.
The CICA test measures gut health on the genetic, antibody and cellular levels. The CICA test includes the following tests:
- Genetic – HLA Typing for Celiac Disease (HLA-DQ2.5 and HLA-DQ8; ATG16L1 + N0D2)
- Total Serum IgA
- Tissue Transgluatminase Antibody (tTG) – IgA and IgG
- Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) Antibody – IgA and IgG
- Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA)
No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.
No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Sethilabs.
Walk-in appointments are available.
Within 5-7 business days.
We recommend you share your results with your physician.