New Celiac Blood Test – While on a GF Diet

A new blood test in experimental phase can identify Celiacs while they are still following a gluten-free diet.

The current blood test relies on detecting an immune response to gluten, but that response gradually fades for people on a gluten-free diet.

The “gold standard” test for diagnosing Celiac Disease requires the daily consumption of gluten for up to 8 weeks, followed by a  biopsy from the small intestine.

On a small test sample of 63 patients,  the new blood test was 96% percent accurate identifying patients with Celiac Disease on a gluten-free diet compared to non-Celiacs.

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You can take the test while on a gluten free diet.

Posted by Kelowna Celiac on Monday, December 25, 2017