Who We Are

Our History

EnteroLab was founded in 2001 by Dr. Kenneth Fine M.D. Dr. Fine is an internationally acclaimed academic medical doctor, certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology with a profound professional experience for over 25 years.

EnteroLab has developed a unique screening test for gluten sensitivity, as well as for many other antigenic food sensitivities, that is more sensitive and specific than tests in current use (U.S. and International patents issued). Our method utilizes stool rather than blood as the testing substrate; the rationale of using stool rather than blood for testing for food sensitivity is that immunologic reactions to proteins in the diet that cause these reactions are centered within the intestinal tract and not in the blood. We believe that our new tests can improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

To-date EnteroLab has served over 100,000 patients and is referred by a network of over 1,500 health practitioners. The company is based in Dallas, Texas.

Our Mission

EnteroLab was conceived because of the public health implications of the scientific discoveries of Kenneth Fine, M.D., a professor, intestinal researcher, and publisher of scientific journal articles for over 18 years. Dr. Fine is determined to bring the benefits of this research to those who need it most: people suffering ill-health effects, particularly intestinal illnesses, as the result of gluten sensitivity, microscopic colitis, yeast sensitivity, and the other causes of intestinal disease and dysfunction. By utilizing the power of the internet and the public’s free access to it, the long delay associated with dissemination of new information through the medical ranks to patients (usually 10-15 years) can be bypassed. People can benefit today!

The Mission of EnteroLab is to improve the intestinal and overall health of men and women through expert diagnostic testing and analysis of intestinal specimens

Dr. Fine

Dr. Fine, an internationally renowned intestinal researcher, heads the Intestinal Health Institute. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Dr. Fine received 6 years of training in internal medicine and gastroenterology, with a focus on intestinal research, at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas.

Dr. Fine has been part of the Dallas academic and clinical medical community for 15 years, holding staff positions at both Baylor University Medical Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

The Team

At EnteroLab, you’ll find a diverse team of professionals who bring their unique skills, their unique backgrounds, and their individual life experiences to work every day. We believe in our mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, and our daily goal is to support you along your personal journey to get better. Our team includes various professionals such as qualified lab-technicians, clinical experts, and our dedicated customer service.

Frederick Ogunji, Ph.D.

Dr. Ogunji is EnteroLab’s Head of Research and Development and supervisor of the clinical laboratory. Dr. Ogunji is an immunologist with more than 30 years of experience.

LAB CERTIFICATION

EnteroLab is registered with the U.S. Government’s Department of Health and Human Services department as part of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). This agency oversees clinical laboratory standards and quality. We have also opted for (at our own expense) third-party accreditation from COLA, a non-profit national laboratory accreditation organization. EnteroLab passed this accreditation inspection in 2001 and re-accreditation in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 with the highest standards. COLA accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Privacy and Confidentiality

All results and information collected from you by EnteroLab is used only for the purpose of clinical testing and serving your health needs. Data generated by EnteroLab is only for our internal use. For the purpose of gene testing, our gene testing partner, The American Red Cross, is provided with your name, birthdate, and date of sample collection only for the purpose of completing your requested gene testing.

We have never and will never release any of your personal information or test results to any outside parties (including insurance companies, marketing firms, other businesses, employers, family members, or doctors) unless you direct us to do so. All information is kept highly secure and in the strictest of confidence. Your privacy and confidentiality are upheld in the highest regard.