Screen Infants and Children for Gluten Intolerance
It's important to identify infants who are gluten intolerant. Early identification can delay loss of immune tolerance, autoimmune response and development of autoimmune disease. Our genetic-based gluten screening has been independently validated, so you have information you can trust.
Researchers have demonstrated that if we avoid introducing gluten to infants who have been identified with specific gluten intolerant genetic mutations, we can delay the loss of immune tolerance, autoimmune response and the development of many autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease and Type 1 Diabetes.
- Knowing if your child has certain gluten intolerance mutations is important as these mutations can increase the risk of developing Celiac disease by 400%.
Early Screening Important
The earlier you identify gluten intolerance the better. If your child has gluten intolerance mutations it is important that they avoid gluten, especially under the age of 12 months. This means that babies should be screened before the introduction of solid food when they are 4 months of age or younger.
Screening Your Children for Gluten Intolerance
The only way you can definitively know if your child is gluten intolerant or not is to screen for specific gluten intolerance mutations through a genetic test. At iDNA Health we can screen infants and children for these mutations. We can screen infants from birth. Contact us today to get your child screened. We can post your genetic test anywhere in Australia.
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