Perhaps you have been wondering about the availability of blood tests for celiac disease. If you do wonder about it, then do not be ashamed because I once did not know about it as well. Who thought that a pint of blood can tell you all you need to know about your body? Even Galileo and Aristotle did not know it, so I hope you can find peace knowing that the two of the world’s greatest men did not know jack shuck about blood tests for celiac disease.
Now that the introduction is finished, let us get to the question of the day: is there a blood test for celiac disease? Is it accurate? Why and when should I get it? Stay tuned because this article here has all the answers to those questions.
About the availability of the test
It exists, of course, and it has been the craze all over the world these last decades. This happens because people start to get weaker towards gluten, hence making them vulnerable to celiac diseases when they eat gluten. Now I do not know its situation in all of the countries, but it is a big thing in America and the UK.
Blood tests for celiac disease accuracy: is there a fallacy in it?
The next question that comes to mind is this. How accurate can the tests be? Is there a chance for the tests to show wrong results?
Because nothing is ever perfect in this world, of course, there will be mistakes and mishaps when it comes to testing. It is called testing for a reason, after all.
However, these tests, as long as you keep going with it, will get even more accurate. If you REALLY need to know about the accuracy of the tests, then be my guest in paying the test fees.
Blood test for celiac disease cost: will it break my bank?
Now we get to the interesting part: the cost.
Because everything health-related is expensive these days, of course, blood testing will be expensive as well. I cannot get a precise fee for each test, but I do know that insurance will only cover some of it. You cannot expect the insurance company to have any profound impact on lowering the overall fee, so do not get all of your hopes up when you have insured your health.
I can pay for it. What criteria should I fill before I can take the test?
There are several things you need to know before you can apply as a test subject. First, you have to be older than 3 years old. If you are under three years old, there will not be any result to take from because it will not be accurate. Second, you need to show that you have celiac disease symptoms. Far too many times that people, especially young people these days, think that eating gluten-filled food will poison them. If you do not show any symptoms related to celiac diseases, then you are not qualified to apply for the blood test. Third, you can apply for the test if you have any close relatives with celiac disease (it includes parents, siblings, and children).
Only after you have fulfilled all of those criteria you are allowed to apply for the test, no exception.
I guess that is all for this article on blood tests for celiac disease.