Today’s podcast is about advances in new ways to diagnose celiac disease. One thing we struggle a lot with is making sure that people are getting a proper celiac disease diagnosis before starting a gluten-free diet. Often times patients will go on a gluten-free diet to try it out to see if symptoms improve…they all of a sudden feel great so go to the doctor to get tested, only to learn that they can’t actually get tested for celiac unless they are eating gluten…..But a new test is hoping to change that by allowing for celiac screening while someone is on a gluten-free diet.
To help our listeners better understand this new test, we have Dr. Jocelyn Silvester…a gastroenterologist from Boston Children’s Hospital in the studio with us today. Dr. Silvester is a true leader in the celiac disease community and is working on new research herself about the future of diagnostic tests.
Thank you to the Walter and Jean Boek Global Autoimmune Institute for their ongoing support to make this podcast possible.