According to research, some of the HLA-DQ genes in this report have been directly related to Celiac Disease. In fact some researches have reported that a positive result in some of the genes in this report yields over 99% accuracy and a negative result yields 97% accuracy. These results however are for informational and research purposes only and not meant for diagnosis. You should take these results to a doctor that understands genetic mutations to help you identify potential risks.
Celiac disease is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disorder with multi-systemic manifestations, both gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal. In genetically susceptible individuals, ingestion of gluten can cause inflammation and damage to the small intestine mucosa. Celiac disease has an incidence of 1:100 in the US.
Gluten intolerance causes the same symptoms as celiac disease without the damage to the small intestine.
Why do I want this report? If you suspect Celiac Disease or Gluten intolerance this is the perfect report for you. If you have unexplained digestive problems or bloating this report might be very helpful. Or if you just want to be pro-active about your gut health. Even if you don’t have Celiac this report will show how likely you may be gluten intolerant. The only report in the industry that shows you this graphic based on your genetic raw data.
Genetic non-invasive options like this may become the first option for people that suspect celiac disease. Bring the results to your doctor and discuss your options.
Although this report is not meant for diagnosis, DNA science is one of the most precise sciences available. Finding a doctor that understands these reports is hard to find. Once you have your results in hands, a good place to start is to consult with anyone listed in our directory.
This report is particular useful for children as saliva tests are non-invasive and conventional celiac disease procedures can be very traumatic.
As with all reports, we are constantly researching and updating our database. As long as you do not delete your file from your account your results will be automatically updated whenever we add new information and/or genes, so check regularly.