Celiacsure™Celiac Home Test
The Celiacsure™ Celiac Test is a safe, affordable and simple to use test that can be carried out in the convenience of your own home in just 10 minutes. It checks a drop of your blood for the IgA antibodies most people with celiac disease produce when they eat gluten. You may know this test as the Biocard Celiac Test. They are the exact same test, but the Biocard brand is being phased out.
This product can only be shipped to addresses in Canada.
- Do I have to be eating gluten to take the test?
- How do I take the test?
- Can I use this test on my children?
- What if the test is positive?
- What if the test is negative?
Yes. The test detects the antibodies that people with celiac disease produce when they consume gluten. At a minimum you must eat the equivalent of two servings of wheat products per day for two weeks before taking the test. If you have been on a gluten-free diet for a period of time, you may need to eat more wheat for a longer period of time to get an accurate test result. If you are eating only the minimum amount of gluten, you may get a false negative test.
All the supplies you need are included in the test kit including a DVD that demonstrates how to use the test kit.
This test is not recommended for children under 5.
The Celiacsure™ Celiac Test is positive if a red control line appears in the C field and a second dark or light line appears in the T field on the test strip.
If your test is positive, we have prepared a letter for you to take to your doctor to explain what happened (English or Français). Your doctor must arrange for additional tests before you can be diagnosed with celiac disease. You must continue eating gluten until your tests are complete to get a reliable diagnosis.
The Celiacsure™ Celiac Test is negative if a red control line appears in the C field and no line forms in the T field.
If you do test negative according to the Celiacsure™ Celiac Test kit, you may not have celiac disease but this is not a guarantee.
If you have been on a gluten free or gluten-reduced diet, you may not have been eaten enough wheat for a long enough time to get a positive test. You may also be a person who does not produce the IgA antibodies required for this test.
If you are still having problems, please consult your physician for further testing.