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Chicago, IL - Celiac Disease Screening

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Hello Everyone!

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program is holding its 6th

annual free blood screening, thanks to the support of Prometheus

Laboratories and the Binding Site.

The screening will be held on October 22, 2005 at the University of

Chicago Hospitals. Pre-registration is required. We are only able to

screen those with established risk factors for celiac disease. The

decision to register a participant for the screening is solely the

responsibility of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program.

We are especially interested in screening individuals with Downs

syndrome, Type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves disease, iron

deficiency anemia unresponsive to iron therapy, Sjogren's disease,

Turners syndrome and Williams syndrome, regardless of the family history

of celiac disease. Please note, we would also like to test the first

degree relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes (yes, that's right).

Those on a gluten-free diet are not eligible to participate.

If you are registered for the screening, you will be given a time slot

between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm to arrive at the hospital. You will be

tested on a first come first serve basis. We do not accept blood samples

from other locations.

Anyone, from anywhere in the country can participate, as long as you are

able to come to Chicago for the day of the screening. Last year we

tested over 400 people from 10 states.

If you are involved with support groups or organizations for the

conditions mentioned above, please spread the word about our screening

efforts. We hope to test 500 people this year, and we would like to make

sure that we reach populations at risk that are outside the celiac

community. (Family members at risk are always welcome.)

Currently we are 25% full.

Thanks so much for all your help. Please let me know if you have

questions.

Michelle

mmelinro@PEDS.BSD.UCHICAGO.EDU


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