Annual Free Blood Screening and Ask the Experts Panel
October 9, 2010
8:30 a.m. to Noon.
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center will hold another successful free blood screening on Saturday, October 9, 2010. In addition to screening 500+ people for Celiac Disease--thanks to the generosity of Prometheus Laboratories--their panel of experts will take questions from the audience and exhibitors will showcase delicious gluten free products.
Every fall the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center holds a free, celiac blood screening day to test people who are at risk for celiac disease. Each year we test nearly 500 participants, who come to the University of Chicago from all over the country. Many of the participants would not otherwise have had access to celiac disease testing, either because their doctors refused to carry out the tests, their insurance would not cover the cost or they were uninsured altogether.
You are eligible for the free blood screening if you are at risk for celiac disease. There is no need to fast before the test.
You are eligible for the Blood Screening if:
- You have a close family member that has celiac disease or Type-1 diabetes
- You have Down Syndrome
- You have a related autoimmune condition such as, rheumatoid arthritis or Addison's Disease
- You have digestive problems, chronic fatigue, osteopenia/osteoporosis
- You have other related symptoms or conditions.
There is no charge to be screened, but pre-registration is MANDATORY!
For the testing, they require a brief phone consultation before you register, to determine your eligibility.
The blood screening is held on the 4th Floor of the University of Chicago Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. The test performed is the tTG-IgA, or anti-tissue transglutaminase test. This test is the most sensitive screening test available for celiac disease. Please click here for directions.
Visit www.CeliacDisease.net for more information.
ASK THE EXPERTS! 10:30-11:30 Open to the public!
Bring your questions for a Q&A session with our world-renowned experts in celiac disease. We will also host an exhibit area for our sponsors: samples and information will be available beginning at 8:30 am.