Currently a popular method of celiac testing is a blood test, but some people with celiac disease can get blood testing multiple times and the results will nevertheless be negative. In fact, this method is inaccurate 80 percent of the time, according to Dr. Datis Kharrazian, Blood Chemistry Seminar instructor and the formulator for Apex Energetics, Inc. supplements.
According to researchers, blood testing is inaccurate due to the fact that the autoimmune response doesn’t occur in the blood stream, but in the small intestine, as the immune system attacks this organ’s absorptive finger-like structures called villi which line the inside. Thus, for the sake of reliability, it’s been stated that testing should be focused on the gut. It turns out that the immune cells which surround the gut also can be located in large numbers in the stool, making a stool anti-gliadin antibody test a reliable alternative to blood testing.
Stool testing may not only more accurate than blood testing, it can also be more convenient. One doesn’t need a doctor’s prescription for the test, which can be conducted in the privacy of one’s own home with an online-ordered kit from EnteroLab, which according to its website, is “a registered and fully accredited clinical laboratory specializing in the analysis of intestinal specimens for food sensitivities.” Enterolab offers the Anti-Gliadin Antibodies Stool Test as well as additional tests which may be ordered which may be important diagnostic tools for celiacs or gluten-sensitive people.
The anti-gliadin antibodies stool test, so easily available to the public, is a great stride forward for the celiac community. Talk with your health care provider today about this alternative to celiac blood testing.
Anton Health & Nutrition: Test, Don’t Guess: The Importance of ACCURATE Gluten Testing http://www.antonnutrition.com/2010/01/4249.html
From our home to yours, Miranda Jade.