The celiac disease genotyping test offered by Genetrace detects three HLA variations (alleles) that are linked to an increased risk of celiac disease. Nearly 100% of celiac patients carry one or more of these alleles, but these alleles are also present in at least 20% of the general, unaffected population. This DNA test is very [...]
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Nearly everyone who suffers from celiac disease will test positive for the HLA DQ2 and/or the DQ8 DNA haplotype. However, although the majority of celiac disease patients have the HLA DQ2 and/or DQ8 haplotype, not all people who with the HLA DQ2 and/or DQ8 haplotype have celiac disease. Also, a small number of people with [...]
The HLA DQ2 and DQ8 haplotypes are two genetic variations that have long been known to be associated with an increased risk of celiac disease. Most people who develop celiac disease carry either the DQ2 haplotype or the DQ8 haplotype. A recent study has now identified a genotype which may actually protect an individual from [...]
The aberrant immune response causing celiac disease is triggered by the consumption of gluten. In most cases, this immune response stops after the complete removal of dietary gluten, and the intestinal lining is gradually restored. As the intestine returns to a healthy, normal state, the celiac disease symptoms decrease and the adequate absorption of nutrients [...]