Is it coeliac disease?

Coeliac Uk (charity) had a campaign 2015 to improve diagnosis of coeliac disesase (CD). They arranged with 15 pharmacies to talk to any customer collecting prescriptions/pills of iron deficiencey anaemia or IBS from them & ask if they had ever been tested for CD. If the person hadn't, they offered a test at the pharmacy.

551 people were tested - 52 (9.4%) were positive for CD & later went on to have confirmation by more complex tests.

Interesting isn't it? This is a very small survey but reinforces to me that the message is look for ALL the obvious potential causes of IBS first.

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  • May i ask ..other than the standard CD blood test ..are there any other tests to confirm it ??

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