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Includes tests:

* IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase

* Immunoglobulin A

* Antigliadin IgA

Cost: C$6651.00


Celiac disease is a condition caused by damage to the lining of the small intestine.


This damage comes from a reaction to ingesting gluten. This is a substance found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats. And also in foods made with these ingredients.


The damaged intestine does not absorb the necessary components of food.


The exact cause of celiac disease is unknown. The lining of the intestines has small projections that contain areas called villi, which project outward at the opening of the intestine. These structures help absorb nutrients.

When people with celiac disease eat foods with gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging these villi.

Because of this damage, the villi are unable to absorb iron, vitamins, and nutrients properly.
As a result, a number of symptoms and health problems may occur.

The disease can manifest at any time of life from infancy to late adulthood.

People with family members who have celiac disease are at higher risk of developing the disease. This disorder is more common in people of white race and of European origin. Also, women are affected more often than men.

People with celiac disease are more likely to have:

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