Request A Test Offers New Celiac Testing Services
August 22, 2011
Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, has just expanded its services to include a variety of testing options for celiac disease. The disease, believed to affect at least 1 in every 133 Americans, is a genetic disorder also known as gluten intolerance (associated with toxic amino acid sequences found in wheat, rye and barley). Although the symptoms of celiac disease often vary, they commonly include diarrhea, weight loss and malnutrition.
“Given that celiac is so prevalent in our society and the symptoms can be so broad, we offer a variety of standard lab testing that help in the diagnosis of celiac disease,” says Noelle Perez, President of Request A Test.
Request A Test’s new services include:
•Celiac Disease Antibody Screen (Deamidated Gliadin Antibodies, Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies, Gliadin)
•Celiac Disease Complete Panel (Deamidated Gliadin Antibodies, Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies, Gliadin)
•Celiac Disease Panel (Endomysial Antibodies, Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies, Total IgA)
•Gliadin Antibody Profile (Celiac Disease Antibodies)
•Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG, IgA)
•Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG, IgG)
People who exhibit any range of symptoms associated with celiac disease after eating gluten should be tested as soon as possible. Early detection can help prevent serious complications such as lymphoma and gastrointestinal cancer, the latter of which has an increased chance 40 to 100 times that of the normal population.
At present, the only proven treatment for celiac disease is a 100% gluten-free diet. Fortunately, learning to live without gluten has grown in popularity, especially with health-food enthusiasts and nutritionists who continue to discover the benefits of eliminating processed foods entirely.
To inquire about this news release or receive more information regarding Request A Test’s services, please call 1-888-732-2348 or visit their website.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a nationwide lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Committed to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and precise information in a high quality, professional setting.