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Take control of your health by learning more about Celiac Disease, a form of autoimmune gluten intolerance that can drastically and negatively impact your overall health

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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease is a serious autoimmune condition that causes an immune response to the ingestion of gluten containing foods

3.6 Million

Over 1.1% Americans are currently affected by Celiac disease[1]

80%

Of those who are affected are currently undiagnosed[1,2]

DEFINING CELIAC DISEASE

Celiac disease is one of the most underdiagnosed diseases in the world. A common disorder that affects almost 3 million Americans, it is a condition where the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat, rye, barley, and other cross bred grains. This damage leads results in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients which are necessary for a healthy body.

RECOGNIZING THE SYMPTOMS

You may have celiac disease if you have experienced any of the following symptoms:

Bloating

Weight Loss

Cramps

Digestion Issues

You may have celiac disease if a family member, especially a first-degree member has been diagnosed.[3]

OUR SCIENCE

How Do We Accurately Test?

BIOMARKERS AND OUR SCREENING METHODS

A celiac-specific biomarker is a measurable indicator of your body's response or condition to gluten. We utilized the screening gold standard, the highly sensitive Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody, or tTG-IgA biomarker. It’s accuracy rate is over 95%[4] when screening the celiac population. To give you an even more comprehensive view of your results, we also screen for three additional biomarkers: tTG-lgG, DGP-IgG and DGP-IgA.[5]

“imaware™ is a simple and precise home-based screening test for celiac disease that should significantly reduce the number of undiagnosed patients over time”

Dr. Guandalini

Founder, University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

“imaware™ is a home-based screening platform for celiac disease that provides highly accurate results, and will help increase the number of currently undetected patients with celiac disease”

Dr. Schuppan

Discovered the tTG biomarker for use in the identification of Celiac Disease

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MEDICAL ADVISORY TEAM

imaware™ has designed and validated this at-home health test alongside world-renowned medical professionals.

We pride ourselves in creating an easy to understand report that you can feel comfortable sharing with your healthcare professional.

Your healthcare professional will then discuss the next step of completing a small intestine biopsy to evaluate and diagnose your celiac disease condition.

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AT-HOME MONITORING

Monitoring Celiac Disease After Diagnosis

After diagnosis, it is recommended for patients to be monitored to ensure that their lifestyle and dietary changes are in fact improving their condition.

Biomarkers and our Monitoring Method

We utilize the same screening biomarkers to track your progression. We then plot this onto an easy to read graph so you can ensure you're heading towards healing.

Engaging your health professional sooner

The results of our monitoring test should be shared with your healthcare provider to ensure that additional evaluation or testing is not required.

Tracking the reduction of celiac disease specific biomarkers over time

OUR MISSION

Working to Find a Solution

Celiac Disease, like many auto-immune diseases, has no cure. It takes the average American over 3 years from recognizing symptoms to be diagnosed with celiac disease.[6]

The best way to fight this disease is through early detection allowing a patient to adjust their lifestyle habits and improve their overall quality of life and reduce unnecessary pain and suffering.

OUR PARTNERS

imaware™ works alongside the leading celiac disease organizations to help bring awareness, increase the use of convenient screening and engage in earlier diagnosis and treatment.

We are also actively working on research and studies together to help find a way to potentially cure celiac disease.

WHY IMAWARE™

What Makes Our Test Different:

imaware™ is the only independently validated and scientifically peer-reviewed at-home testing platform in the United States.

Easy & Convenient

imaware™ tests use a simple and painless process that can be completed in just a few minutes

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Fast & Accurate

Samples are tested using leading-edge Microarray equipment, and are validated by world-class doctors

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World-Class Doctors

Each test is designed and validated alongside world-renowned medical doctors and scientific researchers

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Our mission is to reduce the number of undiagnosed celiac patients.

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How Does The Test Work?

The imaware™ home collection kit is easy to use, painless and requires only 3-5 drops of blood. Test requests are evaluated and if appropriate, authorized by a physician.

1

Draw 3-5 drops of blood

Use the pain-free lancet by pressing it against the tip of your finger and press the button

2

Capture Sample

Capture your sample into the collection device

3

Secure and return microtube

Secure the microtube, and mail it back to us with the provided return label.

4

Check your results online

Within 7 days we will send you an email link to view your results online

Want to know how the kit works before it arrives? Check out our instructional video!

PREPARING FOR A CELIAC DISEASE SCREENING

Celiac Disease requires the presence of gluten to trigger

You need be ingesting gluten on a daily basis for this test to be accurate

There is no need to fast before taking this test

Return your sample to the mailbox on the same day

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Contact Us

Need more info? Email or call us:

support@imaware.health1-855-502-9273

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CHECKOUT OUR HEALTHCARE INSIGHTS

View the references to scientific and medical statements

1.

Choung RS, Larson SA, Khaleghi S, Rubio-Tapia A, Ovsyannikova IG, King KS, Larson JJ, Lahr BD, Poland GA, Camilleri MJ, Murray JA. 2017.

Prevalence and Morbidity of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease From a Community-Based Study.

Gastroenterology Mar;152(4):830-839. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.11.043

2.

Choung RS, Ditah IC, Nadeau AM, et al.

Trends and racial ethnic disparities in gluten-sensitive problems in the United States: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 1988 to 2012. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015

Mar;110(3):455-61. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.8

3.

Wessels MMS, de Rooij N, Roovers L, Verhage J, de Vries W, Mearin ML. 2018.

Towards an individual screening strategy for first-degree relatives of celiac patients.

Eur J Pediatr 2018 Nov;177(11):1585-1592. doi: 10.1007/s00431-018-3199-6

4.

Hill ID. 2005.

What are the sensitivity and specificity of serologic tests for celiac disease? Do sensitivity and specificity vary in different populations?

Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr;128(4 Suppl 1):S25-32.

5.

Terryberry J, Tuomi J, Perampalam S, Peloquin R, Brouwer E, Schuppan D, Guandalini S

Diagnostic accuracy of a fully automated multiplex celiac disease antibody panel for serum and plasma.

Clin Chem Lab Med. 2019 Jul 26;57(8):1207-1217. doi: 10.1515/cclm-2019-0088.

6.

Paez MA, Gramelspacher AM, Sinacore J, Winterfield L, Venu M. 2017.

Delay in Diagnosis of Celiac Disease in Patients Without Gastrointestinal Complaints.

Am J Med. 2017 Nov;130(11):1318-1323. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.05.027.

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