Gluten Intolerance Predisposition Test
Home To Lab test for detection of genetic predisposition for developing gluten intolerance
Coeliac disease is hereditary; the risk of developing it is about 15–25 times higher if a relative has coeliac disease. Did you know that up to 40% of the general population in the UK has a genetic predisposition to developing gluten intolerance? If you have this gluten sensitivity, it is possible that gluten intolerance can develop at any time.
Self-sampling test kit from our partner Dynamic Code tests for a genetic predisposition for coeliac disease. It is designed for individuals who want to know whether they carry the genes that could potentially develop coeliac disease.
Everything you need for the test is included in the kit, including easy to follow instructions, and swab.
Please note that unlike other gluten intolerance tests, it is not necessary to maintain a diet with gluten before taking the sample.
To take the test simply:
- Rinse your mouth with water
- Open the box, which contains a cotton swab in a paper/plastic package and an instruction leaflet. Carefully remove the sticker including the analysis code from the package leaflet and attach it to the paper/plastic package that contains the cotton bud. Open the upper part of the package and pull out the cotton swab.
- Rub the cotton end of the swab against the inside of your cheek.
- Place the cotton swab in its packaging and then into the kit box and seal it. The box is now ready to be used as the return package. Send the prepaid shipment by post.
Where can I find the instructions for how to take the sample?
You will find the instructions on the tab surrounding the box. Open the tab on the side of the box on which are printed; “instructions open here”.
How is the sample sent to the laboratory?
Simply remove the parts of the box containing the instructions and the display hook on top of the box by tearing along its perforated edges. To send your sample swab to the laboratory for testing, simply post the box which has the pre-paid postage printed on.
How do I get my result?
Your test result can be downloaded from the Dynamic Code website (www.dynamiccode.com/en/receive-your-test-results) using the unique code provided in the kit.
Results are provided within 5 working days after the sample is received at the laboratory. You can check the status of your test and obtain your test results, using the website address and your test's unique code number provided with the test.
PLEASE NOTE! Due to difficulties caused by current healthcare crisis and changes after the end of Brexit transition period test results availability may be delayed. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
About Gluten Intolerance genetic predisposition
Coeliac disease is known as an autoimmune disease; this means that the body’s natural antibodies — which are supposed to protect the body against infections — will instead attack the body’s own tissues. Coeliac disease often causes an increase in what are called IgA antibodies; these antibodies target a protein known as tissue transglutaminase (tTG) in the small intestine. When someone with coeliac disease ingests gluten, instead of breaking down the protein, the body begins an immune response against the protein in the small intestine, attacking itself and damaging the intestinal mucus lining. Therefore, by measuring the tTG-IgA antibodies in the blood, the presence of coeliac disease can be easily detected. Coeliac disease is treated by adhering to a gluten-free diet.
Coeliac disease is affected by variations in the HLA-DQ2 gene and/or DQ8 gene, but only a small proportion of carriers develops the ailment2. Links to other diseases have also been identified; approximately 10–20 percent of patients with coeliac disease also have diabetes, autoimmune thyroiditis, IgA deficiency, Down’s syndrome, Williams syndrome or Turner syndrome. When you test yourself to see if you carry the HLA genes that cause coeliac disease, you can quickly and easily determine whether you are at risk of developing the disease at some point in life.
If you have experienced problems for a while and have been altering your diet without a proper diagnosis, you may not be able to solve your recurring issues. Instead, you can quickly, easily, and safely test for gluten intolerance predisposition with Dynamic Code’s simple health test solution.
Test Procedure Steps
1Simply take a swab of your saliva.
2Post the swab back to us for testing.
3The DNA test is performed within a few days.
4Check your results on the website.