Not accurate enough

Pharmacists are coming under criticism for offering what doctors claim are potentially inaccurate coeliac tests.

A number of mainstream media sources are reporting claims made by AMA NSW president Saxon Smith that Amcal pharmacy’s ‘exclusive coeliac screening program’ is not accurate or effective enough to return a reliable result.

In a column in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Smith said “it was with surprise that I heard a recent radio advertisement about having coeliac disease diagnosed at your local pharmacy. There are real problems when a screening test for a disease is being offered