U of C Blood Screening 10/13
Every fall, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center holds a free blood screening to test people at risk for celiac disease. We test more than 500 participants who come from all over the country. Many of the participants would not otherwise have access to celiac disease testing because either their doctors refused to carry out the tests, their insurance would not cover the cost, or they were uninsured altogether.
You are eligible for this free blood screening if you are at risk for celiac disease and are eating a regular, gluten-containing diet. There is no need to fast before the test.
In addition to screening more than 500 participants—thanks to the generosity of Thermo Fisher Scientific and Prometheus Laboratories—our panel of experts takes questions from the audience and our exhibitors showcase delicious gluten-free products.Registration for the screening is essential. You may register by submitting an inquiry from the Contact Us page of our website or by calling our office at 773-702-7593. We 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 (5758 S. Maryland Avenue).
The test performed is the tTG-IgA, or anti-tissue transglutaminase test. This test is the most sensitive screening test available for celiac disease.