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Coeliac genetic testing: prone to misuse

Neil J Porter, Huy A Tran and Glenn E M Reeves
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): 477-478.

To the Editor: Optimism about our growing ability to recognise coeliac disease (CD) is tempered by a worrying trend towards misuse of genetic testing for CD risk, as illustrated by this salutary case.

Neil J Porter, Gastroenterologist1
Huy A Tran, Clinical Biochemist2
Glenn E M Reeves, Immunopathologist2
1 John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.
2 Hunter Area Pathology Service, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.
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Reeves GE, Squance ML, Duggan AE, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of coeliac serological tests: a prospective study. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006; 18: 493-501.
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16607143
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Anderson RP. Coeliac disease: current approach and future prospects. Intern Med J 2008; 38: 790-799.
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19143879
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Karell K, Louka AS, Moodie SJ, et al. HLA types in celiac disease patients not carrying the DQA1*05-DQB1*02 (DQ2) heterodimer: results from the European Genetics Cluster on Celiac Disease. Hum Immunol 2003; 64: 469-477.
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12651074

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