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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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  1. Celiac Panel Results - Help?

    Hi, thanks for replying. I had to go back and find my original post on this site where someone told me what tests to ask for. The celiac panel? They were: 1.Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) both IgA and IgG 2.Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA) - IgA 3.Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG) - IgA 4.Total IgA level. These are the tests that were on the script for the lab. My faxed print-out copy was admittedly hard to read. Now that I have this list (above) in front of me, I can see how the two compare. 1. AGA-IgA = 3 and AGA-IgG = 1 2. EMA-IgA = negative 3. ?? 4. ?? Instead of having a tTG-IgA and a Total IgA, I have an "IGG" and an "IGA" and an "IGM" as well as some sort of Icteric and Lipemia Index. Whether or not these correspond with what was ordered for lines 3-4, I don't know. Maybe only certain labs do these? However, the first 2 lines seem correct? And are negative for celiac I assume? Thanks again, K
  2. Celiac Panel Results - Help?

    Hi - I was surprised to get only one reply to this. Can someone who understands this bloodwork please tell me if it rules out celiac? Or let me know if the low IGG is something to be concerned about? Thanks ...
  3. Hi everyone, A few weeks ago I asked my GYN to order the celiac bloodwork that someone here recommended. I just received a fax of the results, which are hard to read but here's what I have: IGG - 99.00 (normal 649-1634) (does this mean I have an immune system disorder?) IGA - 187.0 (normal 73-358) IGM - 165.0 (normal 53-251) Hemolysis Index - No Hemolysis Icteric Index - 1 (0-15) Lipemia Index - 4 (0-50) Endomy IGA - Negative Endomy A Titer - ?? (can't read some of this, it's T?P, then says SCREEN TEST NEGATIVE, TITER NOT PERFORMED Gliadin IGA - 3 (no reference range given) Gliadin IGG - 1 (no reference range given) Any thoughts on this? My GYN says she's not trained to interpret for celiac. I am actually most concerned about the very low IGG. Thanks all!
  4. Wondering

    With your low body temp have you looked into thyroid problems?
  5. Wondering

    With your low body temp have you looked into thyroid problems?
  6. Hi, I am awaiting results of blood tests for celiac, and wondering how common is it for someone to have celiac without any of the typical gastro symptoms. I have thyroid issues, anemia issues, depression, memory and brain fog issues, fatigue, joint and muscle pain (etc. long list). However, do NOT have diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, digestive problems. Anyone here have (or know someone who has) celiac without these types of gastro symptoms? Kath~*
  7. Night Time Itchy Legs?

    Thanks Tiffany! I didn't know that low iron can cause itchy legs. I have iron-deficiency anemia, so that explains it.
  8. Just curious, are intensely itchy legs (not related to any dry skin or rashes, but seemingly arising from nerves inside the legs) a symptoms of celiac?
  9. Hi, if this happens for me I will also try the gluten free diet. But until then, they say keep eating the gluten as stopping it will affect test results. Did you have the intestinal biopsy or the genetic testing? Or just the standard celiac blood panel?
  10. Care to expand on that?
  11. Hi Kate, I hope I get to have that experience! It's so frustrating not having an answer and feeling like you can't take much more meanwhile going from dr. to dr. and coming up with nothing definitive. What were your first and most noticeable improvements once going on the diet?
  12. Yes, I know the feeling. And if I do not have celiac, I will still be searching for the cause. What were the biggest improvements for you (symptoms) within 1 month of going gluten-free? Anything you haven't yet been able to reverse?
  13. Hi, I just had a blood draw yesterday for the celiac panel suggested by a member here in my other post (list of 4 things). I find myself almost hoping I have celiac. When you have been through a lifetime of unexplained misery, it would be nice to have an explanation for "why" and also something to actually DO that would help for a change. I even hope my son has it too, if I have it. Maybe he can experience a dramatic improvement in his issues as well. Anyone relate? I imagine I'm not alone in this. I need to browse the boards more, but my next question is - once diagnosed and gluten free, did you notice a huge improvement right away? Big changes within the first few weeks and months? Anything that couldn't be reversed with the diet? Was it night and day for you? Maybe I should post this under the post-diagnosis category. Kath~*
  14. Hello again, Just wanted to give you an update. I went to a different doctor yesterday for an unrelated appointment and asked her if she would order the celiac panel (the 4 tests you posted) for me. She did agree, and the blood was drawn. On pins and needles - hope it shows something definitive either way. Kath~*