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Dr. Scot Lewey

A practicing gastroenterologist in direct patient care but who also participates in teaching medical students and physicians in training as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. In addition to authoring peer review articles, book chapters and presenting clinical research Dr. Lewey has conducted, he has authored over 50 online articles, numerous blog posts and tweets about digestive and food related issues. As a physician who is a fellow of six professional societies Dr. Lewey serves at a national level on several committees, as a reviewer for journal articles and case reports, a media representative for the AOA Media and ACG on digestive health and disease and has been featured in various print, television, podcast and online media publications about digestive issues. As a expert in digestive diseases Dr. Lewey is also a medical legal consultant and expert witness. Dr. Lewey can be reached at Facebook.com/thefooddoc, on twitter @thefoodgutdoc and at www.thefooddoc.com, and his blog www.thefooddoc.blogspot.com.

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Celiac Disease Genetics

Are you confused about genetic testing for celiac disease? Do you want to know what tests you should request and which laboratory to use?  Have you already had celiac DQ genetic testing but are not sure what the results mean or what your risk is of developing celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? These are the questions I will answer in the next few pages.

Celiac disease genetic testing is available. Testing can be done on blood or mouth swab samples. Testing may or may not be paid for by your health insurance but can be quite helpful. However, there are pitfalls in the testing and reporting. Learn more. Here are ten facts need to know about Celiac disease genetic testing.

This article appeared in the Winter 2007 edition of Celiac.coms Scott-Free Newsletter. Celiac.com

This article appeared in the Summer 2006 edition of Celiac.com's Scott-Free Newsletter. Celiac.com