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Learn More About Celiac Disease Testing
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
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease is a serious autoimmune condition that causes an immune response to the ingestion of gluten containing foods
Over 1.1% Americans are currently affected by Celiac disease
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:
You may have celiac disease if a family member, especially a first-degree member has been diagnosed.
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% 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.
“imaware™ is a simple and precise home-based screening test for celiac disease that should significantly reduce the number of undiagnosed patients over time”
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”
Discovered the tTG biomarker for use in the identification of Celiac Disease
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.more about our team
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Fast & Accurate
Samples are tested using leading-edge Microarray equipment, and are validated by world-class doctors
Each test is designed and validated alongside world-renowned medical doctors and scientific researchers
Our mission is to reduce the number of undiagnosed celiac patients.buy a test
Use the pain-free lancet by pressing it against the tip of your finger and press the button
Capture your sample into the collection device
Secure the microtube, and mail it back to us with the provided return label.
Within 7 days we will send you an email link to view your results online
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