Using a very simple cheek swab sample, the Celiac Genetic Test checks for the DQ2 and DQ8 genes that are most commonly associated with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
Genetic risk for Celiac Disease
- HLA-DQA1 gene
- HLA-DQB1 gene
A person is considered to have HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 celiac disease susceptibility if they have a combination of particular versions (alleles) of the HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DQB1 genes.