Are home tests for gluten sensitivity accurate?


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As of October 2015, experts state that there are no recommended testing methods for diagnosing non-celiac gluten sensitivity, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Although stool, saliva and blood testing is available, doctors and experts have yet to locate an accurate biological marker for non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

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Experts warn against self-diagnosis of gluten sensitivity or adopting a gluten-free diet prior to proper testing because doing so can both interfere with the diagnostic process as well as mask other non-gluten-related digestive issues, states the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Currently, the only method that experts trust for a diagnosis of celiac disease, wheat allergy or non-celiac gluten sensitivity is an exclusionary, or elimination, diet performed under the supervision of a health care provider.

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