Accuracy of Serologic Tests and HLA-DQ Typing for Diagnosing Celiac Disease

@article{Hadithi2007AccuracyOS,
  title={Accuracy of Serologic Tests and HLA-DQ Typing for Diagnosing Celiac Disease},
  author={Muhammed Hadithi and B. Mary E. von Blomberg and J. Bart A. Crusius and Elisabeth Bloemena and Piet J. Kostense and Jos W. R. Meijer and Chris J. J. Mulder and Coen D. A. Stehouwer and A. S. Pea},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={147},
  pages={294-302}
}
Context The value of adding HLA genetic typing to serologic testing for celiac disease is not well defined. Contribution In this prospective study of patients referred for evaluation of celiac disease, the test performance of combinations of genetic typing and serologic testing was similar to that of either strategy alone. Caution The small number of cases of celiac disease precluded meaningful comparisons of testing strategies. Implications The combination of genetic typing and serologic… Expand
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