A New Breath Test for Paediatric Coeliac Disease

Chief Investigator:

Dr Roger Yazbek

Funding Amount:



Flinders University


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. New tests are needed that are non-invasive, rapid, and more suitable for a paediatric setting. We have developed a new, stable-isotope breath test that may detect the intestines ability to break down gluten. We will conduct a pilot study of this breath test in children with and without coeliac disease to provide proof-of-concept data for future, large scale clinical studies.

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