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I think it sounds promising, but it will be a while before it is available since it will have to undergo more clinical trials, and more research, I am sure.

 

Then, doctors will have to be convinced it is valid enough to diagnose celiac disease without doing an endoscopy/biopsy as many still believe

that without proof of villous atrophy, it's not celiac, but just elevated antibodies.

 

It may be more effective for exclusionary Dxes, they suggest.

 

The link to the article states

 

" We conclude that whole blood cytokine release assays are sensitive and specific for detection of gluten-reactive T cells in celiac disease; further clinical studies addressing the utility of these tests in patients with an uncertain diagnosis of celiac disease is warranted."

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