Testing for celiac disease and gluten intolerance has in the past been grossly oversimplified.
Traditional celiac testing has involved screening for one or maybe two tissue transglutaminase antibodies. Gluten, the culprit in celiac disease, is not really just one protein but rather is composed of a group of various gliadins and glutenins.
Until now none of the many gluten components have been available for antibody testing. And since reactions to wheat can involve proteins other than those involved in gluten, the testing has had its limitations.
Previously, physicians have only been able to offer testing for reactions to whole wheat, barley, rye, and spelt. Although these tests have been very successful in diagnosing individual food allergies, new tests are now available which can offer much more specific information about reactions to wheat and different kinds of gluten reactions.
The IBS Treatment Center is proud to announce that it now offers the most advanced testing available anywhere for the evaluation and assessment of gluten intolerance and reactions to wheat. The following panel (see orange box) is now available through Cyrex Labs. This testing will allow for greater understanding of patient reactions to gluten.
This blood testing should prove to be far more adept than any previous blood testing at properly identifying those who are gluten intolerant or are reactive to wheat.
If you are interested in having this advanced gluten intolerance testing or would like to know more please contact our office (IBS Treatment Center) at 206-264-1111 or 1-888-546-6283.
Article Courtesy: Dr. Stephen Wangen
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