Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?

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Will New Tests and Devices Change Celiac Diagnostics and Management?
The FDA has granted clearance for Immco Diagnostics’ ELISA for celiac disease, and for Roche’s Benchtop Analyzer. What does that mean? Immco’s test is conducted as a solid phase immunoassay and is intended for the qualitative or semiquantitative detection of IgA or IgG antigliadin antibodies in human blood, and thus to aid in diagnosing patients […]
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Can Cheap, Reliable Gluten Tests Change the World of Celiac Disease?

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Can Cheap, Reliable Gluten Tests Change the World of Celiac Disease?
Can a tiny Virginia start-up change the world with a cheap, reliable devise to test food for gluten on the fly? With their startup called Altede, Ed and Anna Champion, together with business partner Briana Petruzzi, hope to build quick, cheap tests for all sorts of food allergens. Their first target is gluten. Altede is […]
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Serum Tests No Good for Measuring Gluten Compliance in Celiac Disease Patients

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Serum Tests No Good for Measuring Gluten Compliance in Celiac Disease Patients
Tests to measure serum endomysial antibodies (EMA) and antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (tTG) were developed to screen for celiac disease in patients who are actively eating gluten. However, doctors often use them to monitor patients on a gluten-free diet. Now, making sure celiac patients are successfully following a gluten-free diet is important, as unconscious gluten […]
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