Genetic Lab Testing For Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Markers Now Available Without a Doctors Visit.
- The lab testing kit for gluten sensitivity is mailed to your home
- No needles or blood draws (cheek swabs)
- Confidentiality from your insurance company
- Test results emailed promptly with either a positive or negative answer
Read our FAQ below…
- DO I GET FAMILY DISCOUNT? IF SO HOW MUCH? – Yes. When you order 3 or more kits, you automatically save 10% off of your total price (not valid in combination with other discounts/promotions).
- WHAT COMES IN THE TEST KIT – The kit comes with thorough instructions, four cheek swabs and envelope to mail out the completed swabs with US postage included (for domestic use only). If you are located outside of the US, return postage is not provided.
- DO I HAVE TO EAT GLUTEN BEFORE TAKING THIS TEST? – No. Because this is a DNA test, the results are not affected by the ingestion of gluten.
- IF I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING A GLUTEN FREE DIET, WILL THIS TEST STILL BE ACCURATE? Yes. This is a genetic test, and the results are not dependent on what you have or haven’t been eating.
- DO THE CHEEK SWABS EXPIRE? No 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 with tape.
- HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE RESULTS BACK? 4-5 weeks once the kit is completed and mailed.
- IS THIS LAB ACCREDITED? Yes, Gluten Free Society uses a genetics lab that is accredited – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), #06D0888615 – College of American Pathology (CAP), #63066-01
- HOW MANY GENES ARE TESTED? Both the HLA-DQ alpha 1 and beta 1 genes are measured. This test will measures 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.
- CAN I FILE THIS TEST TO MY INSURANCE? No, unfortunately this test is not covered by insurance.
- HOW IS THIS TEST DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DNA TESTS? – This test measures for all genes linked to gluten sensitivity (HLA-DQ1/HLA-DQ3) and celiac disease (HLA-DQ2/HLA-DQ8). Other labs only measure for genes linked to celiac disease.
- DO YOU SHIP THIS INTERNATIONIALLY? It is possible, please inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your address is eligible to receive the test kit.
Judit Molnar –
Can you test a 5 month old baby? Or what is the age limit?
Sj navage –
I have been gluten free as best i have been able. I believe i am gluten sensitive. Is this a test i can take and it will still give accurate results
Does the kit also check for ,Celiac disease along with gluten sensitivity?
which HLA DQ will you messure
Cathy Grissom –
I have been eating gluten free because of all my symptoms. Can I still take this test?
Does it ship to Switzerland?
Thomas Cobb –
23 and me tests for two HLA DQ variants. HLA-DQ2.5 and HLA-DQ8. Is the testing that you do different than the 23 and me one. From reading this blog, it looks like Dr. Osbourne mentions there are more to be tested, but when I read the description here it mentions only two. I must be confused so please forgive me.
Charlene Logsdon –
Do flexible spending accounts typically cover the expense for the testing?
MILLIE WESTERMAN –
Does this DNA test give information on intolerance to other glutens such as corn gluten and oats? I believe I have celiac disease but I am also effected by corn and oats. Will this test identify which foods to stay away from? Basically will this help me know which strains to stay away from or is it a negative/positive result only?
Samir ahuja –
I have idiopathic small fiber neuropathy and have not been tested fit gluteton intolerance. Is this a good test to start with or should I first do the traditional blood tests ?
Can I do this test while I am based in Israel? Also I have family members in The Netherlands who are very interested to do this test. Thank you.
I read your book “no grain no pain”. And tried the diet. After 3 weeks my daughter (diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and I were painfree! Amazing!!! Will the test also check dairy products and the tomato-potato-etcetera-vegetables you recommend not to eat? or only grain?
Dr Osborne – my primary had me go gluten free as I’ve had Crohs Disease for decades. I feel Great now. But I’ve never been officially tested. Do you recommend testing for someone that already has a known autoimmune disease.
I’ve been grain free as well after reading your awesome book!
Carolyn Huntington –
I have been gluten free for 10 years My daughter has biopsy confirmed celiac disease. I took a gene test 10 years ago that showed 2 – DQ 2 HLA genes at the time they weren’t testing for 2.5. I have never been biopsies while eating gluten but have been told by doctor I don’t have the genes for celiac- they didn’t give details of what that meant I now assume they didn’t find 2.5. Is there anything more the test could show me? I have Hashimoto thyroid and stay grain free and gluten free to a crumb? Any chance Mast cell activation is on your radar yet- don’t think the genetics are known yet or Hypermobile Ehler Danlos – both relate to gluten problems and there are many people looking for genetic tests for them. If you know anywhere I could get more information on genetic testing for those please let me know – thank you
My husband recently had a colonoscopy as a follow up due to the fact that last year he had a massive polyp that was removed. In just one year it regrew and 2 more occurred that had to be cut off. Would this test be beneficial to find out what is causing them to reoccur so fast and what to eat or do to prevent them from coming back?
sharon noller –
Is it possible to have the DNA test done at the Mayo Clinic in Scotsdale, Arizona, I have all my records there, and they discovered my SIBO I have had 2 breath tests and one endoscopy which confirmed the gluten but would like the dna test also
sharon noller –
Great information and still learning
Bruno Curnier –
Hi I live in Cape Town, South Africa. Do you ship the kit to South Africa?
Sharon Glenwinkel –
We got a test from 23 and me and had raw data read by genetic genie and True Report? Would this be redundant?
Susanna Nilsson –
CAN I TAKE THIS TEST WHEN I LIVE IN SWEDEN? OR IS IT TO FAR AWAY?
Carol Rivers –
I have been gluten-free for about a decade (but still eating alternative grains). I decided to take this test, as my thyroid antibodies remained unchanged, even though my life stressors were gone. I found out I’m positive on all 4 alleles. Now, thanks to the positive results of all 4 alleles, I now have eliminated all grains since the findings. I have a significant reduction in my Hashi antibodies for the first time since 2014, and am very pleased. On a side note, I had my family look at the findings. They had all thought for years that I was orthorexic , finding that the way I was living was insane. Now, they have verification that I’m NOT insane, and they are no longer trying to get me psychoanalyzed. Our family almost split up over their treatment of me. Thank you Dr. Osborne, for making this lab available to us. I live in NY, so I can’t get most labs I want to try, and being able to get this one and take it has been a game changer for me. It is NOT hard to go grain-free. There’s PLENTY of food out there!