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Gluten Sensitivity Genes and the Flaws of Lab Testing

Flaws of Laboratory Testing to Identify Gluten Issues It is no mystery that serum (blood) tests to identify gluten sensitivity are fundamentally flawed. It is also no mystery that the intestinal biopsy is flawed as well. Unfortunately, doctors continue to use these tools definitively to diagnose celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If the labs come […]

Serum Lab Testing for Gluten Sensitivity Inaccurate

A new study confirms more inadequacies in the accuracy of serum lab testing to diagnosis gluten sensitivity and celiac disease… Reports from our clinical laboratory database show that 75% of children <2 years old tested for celiac serology who were found positive for deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibodies had negative results for tissue transglutaminase IgA. […]

Genetic Testing For Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

One of the most common questions pertaining to gluten sensitivity and celiac disease? How do I get tested? Serum blood tests and lab tests are fraught with error and inaccuracies. A number of research studies have confirmed this. Many patients have these tests performed, the results come back negative, yet they still respond to a […]

Traditional Gluten Free Diets Fail

Researchers give the traditional gluten free diet an F… In this study only 8% of the patients recovered from intestinal damage while following a traditional gluten free diet. After a median 16 months GFD, 38 (8%) patients had histological ‘normalization’, 300 (65%) had ‘remission’ with persistent intraepithelial lymphocytosis, 121(26%) had ‘no change’ and 6 (1%) […]

Biopsy and blood markers for gluten intolerance fail again

Another new study shows just how flawed the biopsy and serum markers are at confirming a diagnosis. RESULTS: Celiac disease was detected primarily in first-degree relatives and patients with autoimmune disorders (40.6%). A gluten-free diet was prescribed to 20/106 patients because of symptoms, which were relieved in only 11. Eighty-nine of the 106 patients entered […]

NBC Discusses Celiac Disease with University of Chicago

Although this commentary is great PR for the gluten free diet as a whole, it was over focused on celiac disease and misleading for those with gluten sensitivity. Let’s break down the message: The good doctor gave a 4 second blurb about gluten intolerance basically ignoring its existence. Most GI doctors will call you crazy […]

Lab testing for celiac patients inaccurate

A new study on children with celiac disease finds that using anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) to monitor dietary compliance is inaccurate. The authors report an increase in the amount of children who have negative test results to gliadin (the gluten component of wheat). CONCLUSION: Serum AGA seem no longer useful for monitoring compliance to gluten-free diet. […]

Biopsy Testing For Celiac Disease Completely Flawed!

Researches tried to identify whether children with positive celiac blood tests (endomysial antibodies or EmA) but negative biopsy results for celiac disease would benefit on a gluten free diet. The children suffered with gastrointestinal symptoms similar to celiac disease symptoms. The researchers found that children who continued to eat gluten had increased symptoms and worsening […]

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