Blood Tests Different with Gluten Sensitivity Than Those with Celiac Disease-J Clin Gastroenterol 2012

Posted By:   Kevin G. Parker, D.C.

Written By: ( see full article):  Celiac.com 12/03/2012

Pub Med:  J Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Sep;46(8):680-5.

Blood Tests Different in Patients with Gluten Sensitivity Than in Those with Celiac Disease

Key Points: 

Gluten sensitivity has recently been added to the spectrum of gluten-related disorders, but precise diagnostic markers do not yet exist. A research team recently set out to understand the blood test pattern of gluten sensitivity, and to compare it with the blood test pattern seen in celiac disease.

The data from these blood tests show that more than half of patients with gluten sensitivity will test positive for IgG AGA, and a small number will test positive for IgA AGA, but none will show positive results for EmA, tTGA, and DGP-AGA, which are the specific markers of celiac disease.

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