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One-Day Celiac Disease DNA Test on Cheek Cells Offered by Kimball Genetics

Celiac.com 03/04/2004 - Kimball Genetics is pleased to announce availability of the One-Day Celiac Disease DNA Test for cheek cell specimens in addition to blood. Cheek cell specimens are popular with both patients and physicians because they eliminate the need for a blood draw and are convenient to collect and ship. Kimball Genetics unique ability to perform celiac disease testing on cheek cells enables direct-to-consumer marketing of this service.

Celiac disease is a chronic, autoimmune, gastrointestinal disorder. In genetically susceptible individuals, ingestion of gluten-containing grains, especially wheat, causes inflammation of the small intestine mucosa and leads to malabsorption. Long believed to be a rare disorder, celiac disease is now known to be one of the most common, under-diagnosed diseases, affecting 1:120-1:300 individuals in European and North American populations. Early
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detection through antibody and genetic testing and subsequent elimination of gluten from the diet is essential in aiding prevention and treatment.

Due to the extremely variable presentation of disease symptoms and severity, diagnosing celiac disease is difficult. Antiendomysial and tissue transglutaminase antibody test results can be equivocal depending upon diet adherence and stage of disease. Kimball Genetics One-Day Celiac Disease DNA Test is a reliable and critical tool for accurately diagnosing celiac disease.

Kimball Genetics One-Day Celiac Disease DNA Test includes highest accuracy of testing, one-day turnaround time, detailed test reports, free genetic counseling for physicians and patients, and excellent personal service

For more information about the Celiac Disease DNA Test, please contact Juli Murphy, M.S. at (800) 320-1807 or at jamurphy@kimballgenetics.com.

About Kimball Genetics, Inc.

Kimball Genetics, Inc., is an independent genetic testing laboratory with a national reputation for combining the highest accuracy of testing with unparalleled turnaround time and excellent personal service. Founded in 1994 by Annette K. Taylor, M.S., Ph.D., Kimball Genetics has distinguished itself from other molecular diagnostic labs by its one-day turnaround time and unique emphasis on genetic counseling and education.

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