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Coeliac disease


Coeliac disease is a common digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten.

Recommendations for suspected Coeliac Disease

Pre-referral investigations – full blood count and tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody (commonly abbreviated to IgA-tTG)

Pre-referral treatment – keep on normal diet until duodenal biopsy

Referral Threshold – if positive IgA-tTG, refer for duodenal biopsy. Also refer if negative IgA-tTG but strong clinical suspicion

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