Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
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CELIAC DISEASE AND GLUTEN SENSITIVITY
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.If you think you may have Celiac Disease or be gluten sensitive or that you may have intestinal damage due to gluten (i.e., have celiac sprue), the best test providing the most accurate set of information is the Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete provided by Entero Labs, Inc.
The tests in this panel are complementary: the gluten sensitivity stool test looks for the antibodies produced by your body against gluten, the tissue transglutaminase test determines if gluten has caused an autoimmune reaction in your body that can attack and damage the intestine and other tissues of the body, the malabsorption test assesses whether your intestine is malabsorbing dietary nutrients because of damage, even slightly so, by gluten (or perhaps other factors), and the gene test assesses your risk based on your genetic predisposition.
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