Attend our free celiac disease blood screening
We screen 500+ people every fall
Every fall, we hold a free blood screening to test people at risk for celiac disease. We test more than 500 participants who come to the University of Chicago 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.
The next screening will be scheduled in November 16, 2013, due to hosting the International Celiac Disease Symposium in September 2013.
Registration for the screening is essential. The application period will open prior to the event; we suggest joining our email list to make sure you are notified. We invite everyone, whether registered or not, to join us for the vendor fair and Q&A with our panel of experts.
The blood screening is held on the 4th floor of the University of Chicago Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (5758 S. Maryland Avenue). Directions
The test performed is the tTG-IgA, or anti-tissue transglutaminase test. This test is the most sensitive screening test available for celiac disease.