About this test
At the molecular level, celiac disease is induced by an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Celiac disease has a strong hereditary component.
The HLA test for celiac disease is a test that assesses, through a blood sample, an individual’s genetic predisposition to develop the disease.
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) is used to confirm or exclude the possibility of celiac disease.
The DNA test allows effectively to rule out (99%) the disease if no HLA-DQ2/DQ8 risk types are detected. This allows for avoiding the disease and all the consequences associated with it. If the result is negative, it is unlikely that you will develop the disease. If the result is positive you can take all the necessary precautions to ensure that the disease does not develop.
Diagnostic detection of main HLA alleles associated with celiac disease by VIASURE HLA Celiac Real-Time PCR Detection Kit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can the sample be collected?
You can collect the sample in the comfort of your home.
What is the type of sample that needs to be collected for this test?
Buccal specimen, using the provided swab.
Where will my sample be sent & who will do the analysis?
You will need to send the sample back at your own expense to our diagnostic laboratory where we will be performing the analysis.
Diagnostic laboratory address:
The BioArte Ltd.
Malta Life Science Park (LS2.1.12 – LS2.1.15), San Gwann, SGN 300, Malta.
How long before I receive my results?
After your sample is received by our lab, it will be analyzed and a result will be sent to you within 1 week.
Does the result need to be evaluated?
Should you require a consultation regarding this result, you may contact your medical doctor, otherwise, we can recommend you to our consultant immunologist.
Do you ship this test worldwide?
The test is currently only available for those living in the EU.