Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
In honor of October’s Celiac Awareness Month, Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, is offering a discounted celiac blood test antibody screen.
The Celiac Disease Antibody Screen may be used to help your doctor identify between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. This celiac disease test package includes testing for deamidated gliadin IgA, tissue transglutaminase IgA and serum IgA quantitation. These antibody tests are highly accurate and can assist in distinguishing whether or not you may have celiac disease before you commit to a small intestine biopsy, which is the only way to confirm diagnosis.
October is the perfect month to bring awareness to celiac disease, a disease triggered by the protein, gluten, which is found in wheat barley and rye. For one, October is associated with agriculture as many parts of the U.S. have just harvested their spring grain crops for the start of the autumn season. Another reason is that the month is associated with Oktoberfest, a celebration of agriculture in which many of its celebratory food and drink, such as pastries, kielbasa, bratwurst, beer, etc., contain gluten.
Many believe that processed foods, including proteins, cereals, and more, are the reason for the increase in celiac disease cases that have experts concerned of late. Because of this increase, it is imperative that more people are made aware of celiac disease since, according to the Mayo Clinic, it was a disease that used to be quite rare. As such, many cases go undiagnosed until it is too late simply because it is a disease that is not readily thought of when a person experiences symptoms.
“For an individual showing gastrointestinal or other symptoms, knowing whether or not they could be prone to or have celiac disease is not only a relief but could be a lifesaver,” says Noelle Perez, President of Request A Test. “We offer testing that can detect antibodies that are found in an sizable number of celiac disease cases.”
For those consumers who choose the online lab testing services of Request A Test, they are provided with a convenient and affordable way to monitor their health without having to get a doctor’s order or needing insurance coverage.
Help promote Celiac Awareness Month, get celiac disease testing that can identify whether you have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease before you commit to an invasive biopsy. Request a Test’s non-invasive testing is a safe and convenient way to keep your health in check through early detection that is important in so many diseases, including celiac disease.
To inquire about this news release or receive more information regarding Request A Test’s services, please call 1-888-732-2348 or visit their website at http://requestatest.com/.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a nationwide lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Committed to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and precise information in a high quality, professional setting.