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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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    5. Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms

      Discussions related to testing for celiac disease.

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      Non-scientific discussions for those who have been gluten free for at least 6-12 months and suspect they are reacting to lower levels of gluten than the vast majority of celiacs.

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      Discussions about alternative diets like the Vegetarian Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), The Low FODMAP Diet. (FODMAP=Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols), etc.

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    • Results came in, help?
      Here the the ones that were specifically testing in the thoughts of maybe celiac disease. I also got a metabolic panel and a cbc   Edit to add: I have an appointment this friday to see my doctor about the results. But i am inpatient lol
    • Positive biopsy but blood work negative
      Thank you both for your responses! Yes this is a frustrating experience for sure. I thought that the panel they did seemed a little outdated. A total IGA was never even done so I went back to have this done and am waiting on the results. The biopsy definitely read celiac. The nurse read me the results over the phone word for word and it read something like "mild or beginning stages of celiac disease" but then said something about "other processes" so not sure what that means. All the other things that mimic celiac seem really scary! I had really hoped the blood work would verify the the biopsy results because I have 3 kids and one of them has GI issues and I know celiac is hereditary. I'm not sure if this blood work comes back negative whether or not the doctor will want to pursue other possible diagnoses for the reason the biopsy looked the way it did or not. The process is stressful so thank you for your feedback!
    • genetic tests
      Hello, I was here a bit  in October when I was confused about some symptoms I was experiencing.  I thought maybe Celiac, but hoped not.  My doctor ran a celiac panel, which I realize now wasn't a full panel, she ran 3 tests, which were negative.  She told me that I could still have Celiac and sent me to a GI doctor for a consult.  I was happy the day I got my results and started thinking that my symptoms were in my head.  I thought about not going to the GI appointment and seeing how I felt, then I got this terrible rash that I get from time to time, super itchy, yet burns when you touch it, it keeps me up at night.  I did a little research and realized it could be DH and decided to keep my appointment with the GI doctor. The GI doctor was awesome, very willing to listen to my concerns.  She is going to do an EGD with biopsies and a colonscopy (what triggered this was treatment resistent iron deficiency anemia).  I also have autoimmune hepatitis and a hiatal hernia so she feels like even if I don't have celiac, she still wants to take a look at things.  She tossed around things like FODMAP, wheat allergy, eosinophil esophagus.  She suggested a genetic test for celiac, she said if it was postitive it meant that I had the genetic potential to develop celiac and if it was negative that I didn't have the genetic potential to develop it.  I looked at my results and some are postitive and some are negative.  I realize that only one needs to be positive, but I was unsure about the numbers, does anyone know what this means? I thought I could paste a snip but I can't... ugh HLA DQ2 Negative HLA DQ8 Positive HLA DQA1* 03 HLA DQB1* 0302 HLA DQB1* 0301 HLA Variants detected: HLA DQA1* 03 I'm glad she did this test, I can make sure she follows the proper recommmendations for the number/locations of biopsies.  I'm not getting the procedures done until January 8, I don't want to meet the deductible of my high deductible insurance in December, then have to meet it again next year since we are so close to the end of the year.    
    • Positive & Increasing TTG -- questions re: testing & history
      Thanks a ton for taking the time cylclinglady! any Canadian (or better, BC) members know about what testing is available in this province? (My GP ordered an EMA to follow up, but the lab here only performs TTG and simply replaced the EMA with another TTG... sigh.)
    • Why Pinnacle Foods faces work on Boulder Brands
      Boulder has not had the best time of it lately, with its gluten-free brands ... diagnosed with celiac disease, they have no choice, but to eat gluten-free. View the full article
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