Celiac.com 08/01/2018 - Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by destruction of intestinal villi, followed by malabsorption and greater risk of developing other autoimmune disorders, such as type 1 diabetes. It can be triggered in genetically susceptible people by gluten. The test for the genetic risk for celiac has high negative predictive value; meaning, if you do not have the genes, you cannot get the disorder.
In either circumstance, you may have other health issues, Chrohn’s disease, IBS, UC, fatigue, and/or many other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, brought on by consuming gluten; or, any other foods, herbs, or chemicals, that you are sensitive to.
Despite all the noise out there about tests for food sensitivities, there is only one test that has been clinically and technically validated at a major institution through a randomized controlled, double blinded trial, and that is the Alcat test, available from Cell Science Systems, which has also been recognized as, “Company of the Year for Food Intolerance Testing – N. America” by the international consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan.
The Alcat Test® can test for almost five hundred individual items, including foods, additives, functional foods and herbs, molds, common drugs, and others. You can customize a test according to your needs and budget. CSS also offers nutrition, dietary and lifestyle counseling through its sister company, PreviMedica.
For the month of August, Cell Science is offering a free celiac gene risk assessment with the ordering of any Alcat test.
For more info visit their site.