Coeliac genetic testing: prone to misuse

Neil J Porter, Huy A Tran and Glenn E M Reeves
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03594.x
Published online: 19 April 2010

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 Porter1
  • Huy A Tran2
  • Glenn E M Reeves2

  • 1 John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 Hunter Area Pathology Service, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.

Competing interests:

Hunter Area Pathology Service performs diagnostic tests for coeliac disease, including serology and genetic testing.


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