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New Celiac Disease Diagnostic Test

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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751259

"Challenging biopsied duodenal mucosa with gliadin, the toxic fraction of wheat gluten, can help establish a diagnosis of celiac disease when gluten sensitivity is suspected, but can't be confirmed with standard diagnostic tests, Italian researchers say..."

Sadly, the test is complicated enough that most labs can't do it, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Testing celiacs who are gluten free without making them harm themselves with gluten first.

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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751259

"Challenging biopsied duodenal mucosa with gliadin, the toxic fraction of wheat gluten, can help establish a diagnosis of celiac disease when gluten sensitivity is suspected, but can't be confirmed with standard diagnostic tests, Italian researchers say..."

Sadly, the test is complicated enough that most labs can't do it, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Testing celiacs who are gluten free without making them harm themselves with gluten first.

Very cool. Progress.

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