Celiac, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Crohn’s Array
The Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA) evaluate your genetic risk for celiac disease, serum markers associated with the active celiac disease process, and genetic serum markers associated with Crohn’s disease all through a simple blood draw. Optionally, it can be combined with the Alcat Test to evaluate innate immune cell responses to as many as 400 other foods (including gluten, gliadin, casein, and whey) and substances for the most comprehensive assessment. You may benefit from the test if you are experiencing any of the following:
Gastrointestinal Disorder Symptoms
Suspected Crohn's Disease
Suspected Celiac Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Nutrient Deficiency / Malabsorption
Unexplained Weight Loss
Seeking healthier lifestyle
GI issue prevalence in the United States
In the United States, an estimated 60-70 million people are affected by gastrointestinal disorders (GI). Celiac disease may be present despite the absence of GI symptoms, particularly, in relatives of individuals with celiac disease.
- In the U.S., 2 in 5 Americans are affected by GI disorders.
- Up to 20% of adults in North America suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Approximately 0.44% of Americans experience Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Up to 1% of the general population have symptoms of celiac disease.
- 15% of the general population in western countries suffer from indigestion and constipation.
Not surprisingly, there is overlap between these disorders.
Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA)
CICA – Serologic / Antibody Only
Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA) Packages
HLA typing for celiac disease
Genetic markers for Crohn’s
Nutrition consultations may be covered by your Health Plan. Payment and applicable insurance reimbursements are the responsibilities of the patient.
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