Some people have been asking me about blood test for celiac disease. So many questions have been thrown around like Indians threw their tomahawk at invaders, and while some are already answered, there are many like those who are yet to have an answer embedded to their ends. That is why I am writing this article. I am here to tell you all the things you need and to answer all of the questions you may or may not have a surrounding blood test for celiac disease.
This question is pretty interesting: is there an at-home blood test for celiac disease?
If you have the tool, of course, you can do all types of tests in your house. Celiac disease can be tested as well, but only if have the capability and the kits to do so.
If we are speaking generally (you are a commoner with no practical experience surrounding the world of health and medicine), then no. You cannot test your blood without having a bit of knowledge surrounding it. Even if you do know about it, there are several procedures that you must undergo to check whether or not you have celiac disease in your body.
Some people claim that they can diagnose themselves with celiac disease at their home without looking at their blood under the scope. Those people are sorely mistaken. Why? Because there is another thing that resembles a celiac disease, and that thing is aptly named gluten sensitivity.
Gluten sensitivity is not the same as celiac disease. People with celiac disease will always be gluten sensitive, but not all people who are gluten sensitive have celiac disease (you can see your intestine. If its damaged, then perhaps you got celiac disease).
Can a blood test for celiac disease be wrong?
Of course, it can.
That is it? No further explanation on your answer?
Nope. Next question, please.
Okay. Unto the next question: how much does a blood test for celiac disease cost?
Oh, this one is pretty interesting.
I do not have the exact figure for the cost, but I am pretty sure that the cost is a bit high compared to other types of blood testing. Because the test will not be finished in just one try, you need to undergo several tests before it can show the most accurate results. Each test will cost you a slight fortune, and because there are so many of them to undergo, that slight fortune will grow into a marginally larger one. If you are prepared to splurge some cash, the cost will not terror you that bad, but if you are somewhat poor, the bill will hurt you a lot.
If you have insured yourself, some insurance companies will cover some of the testing cost. They will not cover all of it unless it ticks the company’s checklist, so be prepared to co-cover the costs of the tests.
Celiac disease is a pretty harmful disease to have around, so if you start to see its symptoms in your body, then you might want to visit the local hospital and ask for a blood test for celiac disease.