Quick test developed by Biohit confirms the diagnosis from a fingertip blood sample within ten minutes. Celiac quick test broadens the spectrum of Biohits diagnostic quick tests. The new test is CE-IVD registered and at the time of market entry available in European countries. Medical Director of Biohit Oyj, professorKari Syrjanen, MD, Ph.D., FIAC: “Quick test is an efficient method to diagnose celiac disease. The test measures gluten antibodies in serum and negative results exclude celiac disease. Compared to endoscopy, fingertip blood test is a much more pleasant way to make the diagnosis.” CEO Semi Korpela, Biohit Oyj: “The new test is simple, fast and reliable. The test will bring clear benefits in healthcare costs, because it reduces the number of unnecessary endoscopies. Quick test cost is a fraction compared to conventional diagnosis by endoscopic biopsy. ” Attachment: Celiac quick test brochure CEO Semi Korpela, Biohit Oyj Tel. +358 9 773861 investor.relations@biohit.fi Biohit in brief Biohit Oyj is a globally operating Finnish biotechnology company established in 1988. Biohit’s mission is “Innovating for Health”. The purpose of the company is to take social responsibility and produce innovation, new technologies and analysis systems for use in medicine, research institutions and industry, helping to promote research and diagnostics and to improve the quality of life of people by means of preventing disease, human suffering and financial loss. We are committed to social responsibility and it is our duty to spread knowledge about the Group I human carcinogen, acetaldehyde, and innovate and develop the marketing and availability of our products and services. Biohit is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and its subsidiaries are located in China, Italy and the United Kingdom.

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Can Someone Take A Look At My Test Results?

The tTG IgA shows that damage is attempting to be inflicted on the gut but yours is negative. The problem is that your doctor did not test your total serum IgA which is a control test to make sure you make enough IgA for the IgA based tests to be accurate – 5% of celiacs are deficient in IgA. It is possible that you are low in IgA so I suggest getting that tested to make sure your tests are actually an accurate representation of what’s going on. Right now it looks negative for celiac. The EMA IgA test (titre) is positive only when advanced damage occurs in the intestine. It is very unusual for an EMA test to be positive if the tTG test is negative. I know very little about the reticulin tests except that they are older and haven’t been used much for about 10 years. The anti-gliadin tests (AGA IgA and AGA IgG) are not used as much anymore either. They test for sensitivity to gliadin (gluten) and are thought by some to work for testing non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGI) as well as celiac disease, the only problem is that the tests aren’t the most sensitive or specific, meaning they don’t catch all people with celiac disease or NCGI and when they are positive it is not always due to a gluten issue. This report has more info on the tests on pages 10-12: http://www.worldgast…_long_FINAL.pdf The only celiac disease tests they did not run were the deaminated gliadin peptides (DGP IgA and DGP IgG) and the tTG IgG. The DGP test is a new good one, and it seems to compliment the tTG tests by picking up many celiac disease cases that the tTG’s do not. There is also the endoscopic biopsy; there are a few around here who had negtive blood tests but a positive biopsy – that could possibly apply to you too.

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Simple blood test helps bring celiac disease out of the shadows

A subsequent blood test showed that her body was making antibodies against tissue transglutaminase, a naturally occurring enzyme in our bodies.Thats the hallmark of celiac disease, caused by the bodys harmful reaction to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Its a very useful case to highlight, says Dr. Ciaran P. Kelly, director of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Celiac disease should be one of the first things a doctor thinks about in a person with iron deficiency anemia or chronic diarrhea when there arent other likely causes. A troublesome protein People with celiac disease cant tolerate gluten, not even small amounts. Their bodies mount an immune response to the protein. The inflammation that follows plays out largely in the lining of the small intestine (see illustration below). Damage to the intestinal wall can interfere with the absorption of nutrients from food (like iron), cause a host of symptoms, and may lead to other problems like osteoporosis, infertility, nerve damage, and seizures. (Theres also a related condition called gluten sensitivity it has similar symptoms as celiac disease but without the intestinal damage.) Historically, it took an average of 10 years or more from the onset of symptoms to a diagnosis of celiac disease. Thats because the symptoms look like more common problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Celiac disease also hasnt been on many doctors radar screens.

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