‘Biocard’ coeliac test, Finland, 2009

2009 in Finland

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Musuem

Biocard Celiac Test, a home test for the detection of coeliac disease, made by ANI Biotech, Finland, c.2009. This test uses IgA auto-antibodies from a blood sample and was purchased from the high street chemist Boots.

‘Biocard’ Celiac Test, Finland, 2009

Coeliac disease is detected using the ‘Biocard’ Celiac Test. This home test is made by diagnostic company ANI Biotech in Finland. Coeliac disease is a bowel condition caused by intolerance to gluten, a protein found in staple foods such as bread, pasta and biscuits. Coeliac disease is actually an autoimmune disease rather than a food intolerance. The body attacks the gluten causing damage to the lining of the gut and produces symptoms such as stomach pain and diarrhoea.

This test identifies whether the disease is present using coeliac disease antibodies, known as IgA auto-antibodies, from a finger prick blood sample. The ‘Biocard’ Celiac Test was bought from high street chemist Boots. Home diagnosis kits such as this have recently caused concern because of the risk of misdiagnosis and self-treatment.


Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
paper and plastic
coeliac test
Boots Ltd.

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.