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If I have a gene for celiac disease, does that I mean I have it?

Genetics don’t diagnose celiac disease. They do, however, clarify whether an individual is “at-risk” for it. If this is the case, you should closely monitor your symptoms and submit to blood tests every 2-3 years or immediately upon the onset of symptoms. When the genetic predisposition for celiac disease was detected (on Chromosome 6) researchers… Read more »

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How does a genetic test rule out celiac disease?

Two genes are responsible for celiac disease (HLA-DQ2 & HLA-DQ8). If you have either of them, then you have the potential for the disease to activate at any age. Having the genetic test is important for two reasons: to understand your risk factor for the disease and to understand the prevalence that your 1st and… Read more »

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Are genetic tests 100% accurate?

Rarely are scientific tests 100% accurate, but with PCR technology genetic tests are very accurate. If there is a question about testing, it may be a good idea to take a second test using a different lab.

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