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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Free Celiac Blood Screening in Chicago on November 16th
Every fall, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center holds a free blood screening to test people who are at risk for Celiac. My friend's daughter got tested and diagnosed with Celiac after this screening in 2013. If you or your loved ones live near Chicago and haven't been tested for Celiac, now is your chance!

According to the Center's website: "You are eligible for this free blood screening if you are at risk for celiac disease and are eating a regular, gluten-containing diet. There is no need to fast before the test. The antibody screening tests for celiac disease are not accurate if one is following a gluten-free diet. If you have removed gluten from your diet, it will typically require that gluten is reintroduced on a daily basis, with at least one serving per day (1/2 slice of bread or a cracker), for at least 12 weeks prior to the antibody blood screening tests. This is sometimes referred to as a gluten challenge, which should only be conducted under a physician’s supervision."

Pre-registration is mandatory, so please visit the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center website today to begin your pre-screeming and registration.

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