Friday, November 14, 2008

Useful Resources: Celiac Disease Test improvements coming?

Check out the following article about Celiac Disease blood tests from Medical News Today.
The scientists describe development of a new sensor that detects antibodies to the protein gliadin, a component of gluten. Laboratory tests showed that it is superior to the so-called enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), now the standard test for gliadin. It took the new test barely 90 minutes to detect gliadin in the parts per billion range, compared to 8 hours for the ELISA test. Although both tests were equally accurate, the new sensor would be easier to use at food manufacturing plants, the researchers note.

Here is an article about this from WebMD.


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