Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CSS Announces New Gut Health Profile (GHP)!

Cell Science Systems has developed the ONLY gut health profile that evaluates the gastrointestinal (GI) tract on a genetic, antibody, and cellular level.

The Gut Health Profile (GHP) consists of the following tests:
css gut health profile ghp information

HLA-DQ2.5 and HLA-DQ8

Total Serum IgA
Tissue Transglutaminase Antibody (tTG)
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP)
Anti-Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody (ASCA)

Alcat Food Sensitivity/Intolerance Panel

Why is our Gut Health Profile (GHP) Important?
·         70-80% of the immune system is in the gut
·         GI disorders affecting almost 2 in 5 Americans
·         IBS affects up to 20% of the population
·         Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis affects up to 5-7% of the population
·         Celiac Disease affects between 1-3% of the population
·         Functional Dyspepsia and Constipation affects up to 15% of the population

Common Questions

Q: Is this a blood Test?
A: Yes, if you are ordering the full Gut Health Profile, 3 tubes of blood need to be drawn

Q: What if I am already gluten-free?
A: If you are already gluten-free, your antibody levels will not be accurate. We have created a GENETIC-ONLY portion of the Gut Health Profile (GHP) that contains a simple buccal swab.

Q. Is there a difference between Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?
A. Yes. Non-celiac gluten sensitive individuals are sensitive to or intolerant of gluten grains and related grain proteins and frequently show gastrointestinal symptoms similar to, but less severe, than those in Celiac Disease.

Another important fact to remember is that gluten related disorders are on a spectrum as stated by world expert Alessio Fasano, MD. He says “Imagine gluten ingestion on a spectrum. At one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other end, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta and cookies – and have no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is a murky area of gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity.”

Where do you fall? Take our new Gut Health Profile (GHP), to find out!