Seq2Know Launches Celiac Disease Genetic Test
MARSHFIELD, Wis., Oct. 3, 2018
MARSHFIELD, Wis., Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Genetic testing company Seq2Know is now offering Celiac disease testing.
Celiac disease is an intolerance to gluten, a natural substance found in flour and in foods made with rye, barley, or wheat. For individuals with Celiac, their immune system (whose normal job is to fight infections in our body) reacts to the gluten in the food they eat. Over time, this damages the lining of their bowel and changes how they absorb nutrients.
According to Beyond Celiac, a Celiac awareness and advocacy organization, although 3 million Americans are living with Celiac, roughly 83% remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. "Genetic testing can rule out a Celiac diagnosis without resorting to invasive testing. In fact, individuals could determine their risk for Celiac by simply sending in a saliva sample - no blood draw or biopsy needed," noted Dr. Greg Fischer, a Molecular Geneticist at Seq2Know.
Seq2Know's test includes sequencing of two important genes associated with Celiac (DQA1 and DQB1). All Seq2Know tests are ordered directly from Seq2Know.com and are reviewed by an independent physician network, PWNHealth to ensure the test is appropriate. This enables anyone 18 or older to order the Celiac genetic test, without a trip to the doctor. Once testing is approved by PWNHealth, individuals are sent a kit to provide a saliva sample for testing. After testing is complete, PWNHealth reviews the results, and the individual is notified that their results are available. Seq2Know's Celiac test also includes access to genetic counseling through PWNHealth.
Seq2Know, a service of PreventionGenetics, LLC, is a high-quality, certified DNA testing laboratory offering genetic sequencing services to help people determine their genetic risk for hereditary disorders.
PWNHealth is a leading virtual care company enabling access to diagnostic testing, treatment and professional guidance that empowers individuals to improve their health. Using our physicians, genetic counselors, robust technology platform, and patient services center we provide services nationwide to a range of health industry customers.
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