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New Laboratory Tests For Those With Gluten Intolerance - Celiac.com

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:11 AM


New Laboratory Tests for those with Gluten Intolerance
Celiac.com 11/26/2012 - This article originally appeared in the Autumn 2011 edition of Celiac.com's Journal of Gluten-Sensitivity. I speak to many people from across the country, and internationally, who contact me requesting help. The issues they face ...
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

"Evidence is mounting that gluten sensitivity does exist. Dr. Fasano and colleagues last year compared blood samples and intestinal biopsies from people with suspected gluten sensitivity to those with confirmed celiac disease and healthy controls, and found distinct differences in each"


"Confusing the picture further are private labs that offer tests of stool or saliva that they say can definitively diagnose gluten sensitivity. Experts say that such tests haven't been validated and shouldn't be relied on for a diagnosis. "If anyone claims they have a test that is specifically for gluten sensitivity, there is no such thing, though I'm not ruling it out in the future," says Dr. Fasano."


He states an elimination diet will give someone a better idea if gluten is a problem.
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