The Celiac Disease Evaluation test measures the levels of antibodies in the blood that are associated with celiac disease, a condition where the body has an immune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. The benefits of getting a Celiac Disease Evaluation test include:
Early detection: The test can help in early detection of celiac disease, which can help in the timely management of the condition.
Diagnosis: The test can aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease, which can be challenging to diagnose because the symptoms can be similar to other digestive conditions.
Monitoring: The test can be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for celiac disease, such as a gluten-free diet.
Avoidance of complications: Celiac disease can lead to several complications, such as malnutrition, osteoporosis, and an increased risk of certain cancers. Early detection and treatment can help prevent these complications.
Identifying gluten sensitivity: The test can also help identify gluten sensitivity, which is a condition where individuals experience symptoms similar to celiac disease but do not have the same immune response to gluten.