September 16, 2008
Celiac Disease Products
New Products * New Technology * New Services Aid in diagnosisQUANTA Lite Celiac IgA Profile is a fluorescent immunoassay for the semiquantitative detection of IgA antihuman tissue transglutaminase (h-tTG) and antideamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibodies, the detection of an insufficient amount of IgA, in human serum. The presence of these antibodies in conjunction with other findings aids in the diagnosis of the gluten-sensitive enteropathy celiac disease.
This Endomysial Antibody Kit is an indirect immunofluorescence antibody test for the qualitative and semiquantitative detection of endomysial antibodies (EMA) in human serum, as an aid in the diagnosis of celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. Test uses serum specimens, and kit contains reagents to perform up to 48 determinations.
The University of Chicago Celiac Dis ease Center screens for celiac disease through both genetic and antibody tests. A positive result for either requires further action for diagnosis. A free blood screening is offered every October. Click on MLO's RSlead below to learn more.
University of Chicago
Celiac Disease Center
Anti-Gliadin (IgA) -Ab EIA - The Gliadin IgG, and Gliadin IgA kits are rapid ELISA methods for the detection of antibodies to gliadin, a principal component of wheat, barley, and rye gluten. The assays are intended to aid the diagnosis of celiac disease. Sample type required is serum and sample size is 10[mu]l, and incubation time is 70 minutes.
Valuable information source
The Celiac Sprue Association is a valuable source of information for people affected by celiac disease. The site is full of information on the diagnosis and disease treatment, and lifestyles of celiac sufferers. The site is an interactive forum and can be accessed through MLO's RSlead below.
Celiac Sprue Association
Celiac information site
Celiac.com offers celiac-disease and gluten-free-diet information on gluten-free recipes, food and drug lists, vitamins and make-up, restaurant guides, and more. Articles blogs, and newsletter available. Click on MLO's rslead below to find out more.
A new generation of antitissue transglutaminase (tTG) Iga and IgG ELISA assays for celiacdisease diagnosis. Assays are CE-marked and automation-ready. Coated with purified complex of tTG, covalently cross-linked with deamidated gliadin peptides that mimic the physiological antigen, the new generation of tTG assay offers increased sensitivity and specificity for celiac-antibody detection.
The Celiac Disease Comprehensive Panel assists physicians in differentiating celiac disease from irritable bowel syndrome. It enables early detection of gluten sensitivity, which may help to avoid the progression of celiac disease, especially in children, and is useful in monitoring adherence to a gluten-free diet.
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