What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, where the immune system attacks and destroys healthy cells by mistake. People with celiac disease (CD) are extremely sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats.
When an individual with CD consumes gluten, their immune system reacts aberrantly, causing severe damage to the lining of the small intestine, and a variety of health complications.
The consumption of gluten is not needed for an accurate result from this genetic analysis. A simple mouth swab DNA sample is all that is required.