Committing to a Gluten Free Diet can be extremely difficult, and it takes motivation to know that it is the right choice for a healthier you. If you are uncertain or not entirely sure if a Gluten Free Diet is right for you, this non-invasive genetic test will help to identify if you have the genes for gluten sensitivity.
Autoimmune diseases cause more deaths than cancer and heart disease
Gluten is the first medically proven known cause of autoimmune disease. It can take decades for gluten induced disease processes to manifest symptomatically, and simply testing antibodies to gluten can be misleading.
If an individual has gluten-sensitive gene markers and was exposed to gluten, the outcome is excessive inflammation. Excessive inflammation is what is linked to causing and contributing to autoimmune disease.
Don’t wait until the symptoms become painfully apparent. Learn more about your genetics with our Gluten Sensitivity Test.
Determine if a gluten free diet is right for you
No Needles or Blood Draws Needed
Both the HLA-DQ alpha 1 and beta 1 genes are measured. This test will measure for both Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (HLA-DQ2/HLA-DQ8) as well as Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (HLA-DQ1/HLA-DQ3) gene alleles. Only those which are positive will be outlined in your results.
Celiac Disease vs Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Those with celiac disease, non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), or gluten intolerance, need to avoid gluten to prevent the inflammation and damage it can cause. The symptoms of gluten sensitivity/intolerance are very diverse. For patients with celiac disease, gluten commonly causes inflammation in the small intestine. This inflammation can lead to the symptoms of gas, bloating, diarrhea, and intestinal pain.
Unfortunately, gluten related symptoms are not limited or restricted to the GI tract. There are numerous symptoms, diseases, and syndromes that gluten can either cause or contribute to. This article addresses the litany of gluten related symptoms, diseases, and syndromes.
What You’ll Be Getting From Us
- Detailed cheek cell collection instructions
- Free domestic shipping directly to your home
- All materials for sample collection and shipping back to the lab
- Digital and printable results (typically available within 4-5 weeks)
International Kits Do Not Receive Return Labels
Each order will contain the following items:
International Kits Do Not Contain Return Labels
- Cheek Swabs (4 Count) with Identifying Labels
- Collection Instructions
- Requisition Form for Lab Use
- FedEx Envelope and Pre-Paid Return Label
how it works
Swab Your Mouth and Mail Out Your Kit
Step 1: Complete Cheek Swab
It's safe, easy, and pain-free. Simply follow the collection instructions at home, fill out the requisition form, and include it with your return package.
Step 2: Mail Kit to Lab
You are provided with a pre-paid FedEx label that is already addressed to our facilitating Lab. Simply drop off your collection at a FedEx location near you.
Step 3: Get Your Digital Results
Digital results are emailed within 3-4 weeks and will include an outline detailing which genes (if any) were positive.
Absolutely not! Because this is a DNA test, the results are not affected by the ingestion of gluten.
Our test measures for all genes linked to both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Most other labs only measure for genes linked to celiac disease.
Testing for Celiac disease can be important, but Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity should also be looked at with just as much attention.
This test does not require any blood draws and can be completed from the comfort of home, that means New York residents can participate without any restrictions.
International customers cannot order this directly from our website, but thankfully our facilitating Lab does mail out on our behalf. You would just need to accommodate the return on your end.
Simply shoot us an email and we can coordinate the billing and shipping.
No. Unfortunately this test is not covered by insurance.
Genetic testing does not yield false negatives the way common blood tests do. Remember that blood tests typically only measure 2 out of 7 known immune responses to gluten (most of them only measure the gluten in wheat – gliadin). Gene testing gives a definitive answer as to whether or not one should avoid gluten.
Yes, Gluten Free Society uses a genetics lab that is accredited – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), #06D0888615 – College of American Pathology (CAP), #63066-01
Nope. After swabbing the cheeks with swabs, the DNA is good for months as long as the swabs are put back into the paper sleeves and sealed.
Cyrex labs are more comprehensive than traditional blood tests, but the same problems occur with this type of testing. The lab measures antibody responses to different gluten proteins as well as proteins that the body my confuse for gluten. Unfortunately, there are thousands of different types of gluten-based proteins and Cyrex only measures a handful. Genetic testing identifies the body’s propensity to react to gluten, based on your DNA. This is a much more accurate tool to determine whether one should avoid gluten or not.