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2011-08-22 10:00:00

People who exhibit any range of symptoms associated with celiac disease after eating gluten should be tested as soon as possible. Early detection can help prevent serious complications such as lymphoma and gastrointestinal cancer, the latter of which has an increased chance 40 to 100 times that of the normal population. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, has just expanded its services to include...

2009-06-23 11:17:49

Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is commonly seen in women aged <50 years. The diagnostic workflow in young women affected by IDA is not clearly established. The British Society of Gastroenterology recommends gastroscopy only in IDA women younger than 45 years presenting with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. However, symptoms are often mild and aspecific in IDA women and the gastroscopy is an invasive procedure associated with a high number of refusals. In a previous work on IDA premenopausal...

2008-09-16 03:00:09

By Anonymous New Products * New Technology * New Services Aid in diagnosis QUANTA Lite Celiac IgA Profile is a fluorescent immunoassay for the semiquantitative detection of IgA antihuman tissue transglutaminase (h-tTG) and antideamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibodies, the detection of an insufficient amount of IgA, in human serum. The presence of these antibodies in conjunction with other findings aids in the diagnosis of the gluten-sensitive enteropathy celiac disease. INOVA...

2008-09-16 03:00:09

By Maher, Kevin J Between 9,000 and 4,000 BC, in the age when glaciers melted and the earth warmed, nomadic hunter-gatherers settled down to more agrarian pursuits and began to cultivate wheat as a source of food. The establishment of this behavior, as it spread from Southeast Asia throughout Europe, is considered to have contributed greatly to mankind's success. The adoption of these new foods, however, was difficult for some. For these individuals and their descendants, a genetic...

2008-08-09 03:00:08

By McGowan, Kelly E Lyon, Martha E; Butzner, J Decker BACKGROUND: IgA deficiency causes false-negative IgAbased celiac serology results in patients with celiac disease. Using a case- finding strategy, we examined the prevalence of IgA deficiency, physician evaluation, and management of IgA deficiency during serological testing for celiac disease. METHODS: We reviewed consecutive IgA-endomysial antibody (EMA) and serum IgA results from the laboratory database over 17 months. We...