There is a a new blood gluten test on the horizon.

Distinct markers in the blood of people with celiac disease (autoimmune reaction to eating gluten proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and some oats) have been detected within a few hours of gluten being consumed.

The findings explain what drives the adverse reaction to gluten in celiac disease and could lead to a world-first blood test for diagnosing the disease.

Did you know that currently, if tested, you have to consume a lot of gluten regularly (weeks and even months) for the testing to be accurate?

This potential new blood-based test would be a vast improvement on the current approach.


Cytokine release and gastrointestinal symptoms after gluten challenge in celiac disease. Science Advances, 2019; 5 (8): eaaw7756 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw7756