Coeliac disease can be diagnosed without endoscopy and biopsy
A new study shows that an endoscopy is not needed to confirm a coeliac disease diagnosis. In the future, a coeliac disease diagnosis may become much easier. A new study by the University of Tampere shows that a simple blood test is a reliable indicator of the disease and no endoscopy and small intestinal biopsy are needed to confirm the result. The blood test allows doctors to see whether the person has antibodies that are the hallmark of coeliac disease.