Celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is a genetic autoimmune disease. Gluten is a component of most cereals and foods made from these cereals. In people with celiac disease, gluten causes inflammation of the small intestine lining, reducing its ability to digest and absorb nutrients. Genetic analysis will reveal whether you have a predisposition to the disease, or it may help to make a final diagnosis.
HOW DOES THE WHOLE PROCESS WORK?
After ordering the test, you will receive an email with detailed information. A DNA sample is most often obtained through an oral swab or blood sample. You can perform the oral swab yourself in the comfort of your own home using a collection kit which will be sent to you by mail together with instructions and other documents. You can have your blood drawn at your local physician's office or at our outpatient clinic. The result of the analysis will be sent to you by e-mail or by post as agreed. In the case of a positive result, we recommend an appointment for a genetic consultation.