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The new rapid test can facilitate and accelerate the celiac disease diagnosis of

at the university of Helsinki researchers have developed and patented a new method, which offers the possibility of celiac disease quick diagnosis.

Now, in the current method, the sample must be transported to the central laboratory, where a multi-stage test takes hours. The new method the result is obtained in less than half an hour.

the New method the research article is published in the u.s. science publication Plos One.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease which has affected about one percent of the population. It occurs most often in a variety of intestinal symptoms. Vauraissakin countries more than half of celiac disease patients did not know their condition. Delay in diagnosis of prolonged symptoms and impair quality of life.

"This is a promising result,"

the researchers collected the Kuopio university hospital blood samples of approximately 70 keliaakikolta, half of which were children and half adults. Samples were collected in addition to healthy controls from the.

the blood samples were examined with the new method, and the results were compared with two currently available methods.

– a New test of the accuracy of the answer was already quite well using existing methods, tell medicine lic Juuso Rusanen release.

the researchers hope to speed up the method by lowering the threshold for screening and help still to a large extent the diagnosis of non-celiac patients identification of.

– we now Show for the first time also the method suitability of any autoimmune disease diagnostics. This is a promising result and inspire responsible test development for other autoimmune diseases, Rusanen says.

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