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  • Analyzes a patient’s genetic profile for disease risk stratification
  • Only Prometheus genetic testing quantifies the relative risk of disease for every patient
  • A negative predictive value (NPV) of 95% to 100% allows for ruling out celiac disease for life1

Now You Can Asses Your Patients’ Risk

Category NumberDQ Genotype CategoryIncreased Risk Over General Population2,3Relative Risk
8DQ2 homozygous31xExtremely High
7DQ2/other high-risk gene16xVery High
6DQ2/DQ810xVery High
5DQ8 homozygous10xHigh
4DQ2 heterozygous10xHigh
3DQ8 heterozygous2xModerate
2DQ2/other low-risk gene<1xLow
1DQ2-, DQ8-<0.1xExtremely Low

Most celiac patients carry either the DQ2 haplotype (about 95% of celiacs) or the DQ8 haplotype (about 5% of celiacs). There are two DQ2 haplotypes, but only one DQ8 haplotype—specific combinations may confer different risks for the development of celiac disease, as shown above.

Research advises ordering full HLA-DQA1 and DQB1 typing and should also have other clinical correlates including positive serology (gluten challenged) with or without abnormal duodenal biopsy.

1.Kaukinen K, Partanen J, Mäki M, Collin P. HLA-DQ typing in the diagnosis of celiac disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002;97(3):695-699.
2. Pietzak M, Schofield T. HLA-DQ2 homozygotes are associated with a 31-fold increased risk of EMA positivity in a large sample of sera (n = 4152) from patients at risk for celiac disease [DDW abstract]. Gastroenterology. 2007;132(7):2585.
3. Fasano A, Berti I, Gerarduzzi T, et al. Prevalence of celiac disease in at-risk and not-at-risk groups in the United States: a large multicenter study. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(3):286-292.

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  • These tests have not been cleared or approved by the US FDA. The tests are used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research. Prometheus Biosciences is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high-complexity clinical laboratory testing and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
  • This material is provided for general information purposes only as an educational service for healthcare physicians and their patients. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice and/or consultation with a physician.