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DNA | Gluten

 

UDOTest

R 1,540.00

"JOINCIRCLES enables you to own your own medical data. When your results are ready, I will contact you and we can set a time to go through your results together - this session is included in the price of the test. From there, we can decide which of the healthcare practitioners in our 'Practitioner Circle' who have been trained to interpret these tests, you might need/want to see next. Once you have a plan from your practitioner/s, you can come back and shop your personalised daily nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices. As the medical director, please contact me if you need help choosing the right test and/or practitioner for your needs". Dr Heidi | drheidi@joincircles.com

Do think you may be intolerant to gluten? Do you experience discomfort after eating, constipation or diarrhoea?

Being intolerant to gluten can be an incredibly uncomfortable reality which can lead to Celiac disease in severe cases. This easy-to-do home gluten test will give you the peace of mind you need. This test can be done by people of all ages, including children and babies.

This is a genetic test for HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 genes. These genes are linked to gluten intolerance. Having these gene mutations are associated with celiac disease.

Benefits

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Tests for severe gluten intolerances
  • Severe intolerance could lead to malnutrition, inflammation or Celiac disease
  • Make informed decisions about your diet
  • Easy home saliva test
  • Simple saliva swab
  • Takes 30 seconds to do
  • No doctor’s appointment
  • Analyses your DNA and genes
  • Genetic test detects DNA variations which indicate risk
  • Trusted by parents and dieticians internationally
  • Counselling Services
  • All tests include 6-8 free counselling services with a counsellor from ICAS
  • You might also find it useful to see you doctor or genetic counsellor with your results.
  • Comfortable
  • Convenient
  • No time off work
  • More accurate
  • Support included
  • Lab analysed

What kind of test is this?

Simple saliva test that analyses your genes for severe gluten intolerance.

What if my results are negative?

If you do the test, receive a negative result but you still have symptoms, please see your doctor as soon as possible.

JOINCIRCLES likes

"If you get a positive result for this test, then you most likely have a sensitivity to gluten. About 40% of people carry the HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 genes, which makes them susceptible to gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance. This means that when you are exposed to gluten, either through diet, body products, or other means, you are may likely experience abdominal and joint pain, bloating, stool inconsistency (constipation and/or diarrhoea), brain fog, mood changes, concentration issues, and fatigue among other symptoms. There are also studies showing that gluten can cause inflammation of the intestines and a degenerated intestinal lining. Gluten may also have negative effects on the barrier function of the intestine, resulting in a leaky gut which allows unwanted substances to “leak” through into the bloodstream. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) involves various digestive issues with unknown causes. According to the studies, some cases of IBS may be either caused or exacerbated by gluten".

Dr. Heidi

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Order these test to track and measure whether your genetic variations are manifesting in real-time:

  

Instructions

  • Firstly wash your hands
  • Remove the swab from the tube, taking care not to touch the white swab head with your fingers
  • Insert the swab into your mouth and rub firmly against the inside of your cheek
  • Rub for 1 minute with firm pressure
  • Place the swab back into the tube. Do not touch the swab head with your fingers
  • Seal the tube securely with its caps
  • Place the packaging in the discreet bag provided and seal it
  • Courier Collection

How do I get my completed UDoGlutenTest™ to the lab?

Directions

  • No eating or drinking for 2 hrs before
  • Rub our swab for 30 seconds on the inside of your cheek
  • Send it back to us

Test Processing time

10 working days

Test Type

A genetic test that that analyses your genes for severe gluten intolerance.  

Sample Type

Buccal (cheek wall cells) swab

Gene variation not detected

What do these results mean?

Certain genes in our bodies put us at an increased risk for certain conditions. The genes which put you at risk for the gluten intolerances was not found in your sample.

What do I do next? 

Your risk is low for celiac disease, however, if you are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhoea, digestion problems, abnormal excretion or weight loss, it is recommended that you visit a dietician or nutritionist for a more thorough examination and consultation.

Gene variation detected

What do these results mean?

Celiac disease could be the end result of being severely gluten intolerant. It is a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease of the small intestine which can be detected genetically. If certain genes are detected, they may put an individual at a significant risk when gluten is included in the diet, but it does not mean that one will develop celiac disease long-term.

What do I do next?

We recommend making an appointment with your nutritionist or dietician, who can assist you with a more thorough consultation, specific evaluation and recommendations specific to you. It is recommended that you print out your lab report and take it with you.

 

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