CRF funds new breath test for Paediatric Coeliac Disease

Almost 1% of Australian children suffer with coeliac disease, with a large number still going undiagnosed. Current methods for the detection of coeliac disease are costly and invasive, leading to delays in diagnosis.

In its 2018 application of grants to fund research into the health, education and welfare of children, the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation elected to support South Australia’s Flinders University’s development of a new, stable-isotope breath test that may detect the intestines ability to break down gluten.

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