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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. Eating In Nyc

    Thanks to all...
  2. I am planning a trip to NYC soon and would like to know if anyone has any suggestions for eats? Where to go???
  3. According to the Advil FAQ... it is safe. My son has used it without incident.
  4. After conflicting information received from my doctor... I insisted on a 2nd opinion and am going to see a GI specialist. I like my doctor, but I do not feel that she is up to date with the most current research. My son recently (Jan.) tested + TTA IgA 25.5. Because this number was a weak +, she said he doesn't have celiac. I took him to a pediatric GI, had a biopsy, and they confirmed moderate/severe celiac. After that, I had the antibody testing and genetic testing for myself. My antibodies were all near zero but I was pos. for DQ2/DQ8. She "diagnosed" me with celiac based on the DNA even though my antibodies were within normal ranges. The way I understand this... no diagnosis can be made without the pos. genetic test only indicates that I may develop celiac, but it isn't a sure thing... Furthermore, the pediatric GI I took my son to laughed when I told her that my regular MD said my son had a "weak pos." and therefor "not celiac". The GI said any pos. antibody indicates a problem as the antibodies are very specific to gluten. It is kind-of like taking a pregnancy test and then interpreting the results as "weak pos" and therefor "not pregnant". Makes sense when you look at it like that... Anyway, my point is that a 2nd opinion might be a option if you are not 100% confident in your MD and/or test results.
  5. Please help me get this straight... My antibody test results are as follows: Gliadin (deamidated) Ab, IgA, S 2.4 Gliadin (deamidated) Ab, IgG, s <1.0 Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgA, S <1.2 Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgG <1.2 Based on these results, my Dr. said I was negative for celiac. I followed up with genetic testing. The results are as follows: DQ2 (DQA1 0501/0505, DQB1 02 Positive DQ8 (DQA1 03XX, DQB1 0302) Positive Final Results: DQA1* 0301,0501 DQB1* 0201, 0302 Based on these results, my doctor said I DO have celiac... I am not a doctor and I don't claim to know more than she does, but I thought you needed a biopsy to diagnose celiac. I do know that you can have a false neg. antibody test if you are IgA deficient...but I don't know what to look for. Is there something in these results that indicate a diagnosis of Celiac without having a biopsy? FYI... about 3 months ago my son tested pos for antibodies... she said they were low, so... he isn't celiac. Further testing (biopsy) confirmed a celiac diagnosis. This was after I insisted on seeing a GI specialist. Should I also see a GI specialist for a biopsy...or just go by the genetic testing...
  6. DQ2/DQ8 positive

  7. Thanks! Yes, I believe I am having non-GI symptoms. My antibody test came back neg. but my genetic test is pos for DQ2/DQ8. I have made an appointment to see a GI specialist to set up a biopsy. My son has already been diagnosed with celiac via a biopsy and pos. antibody test. My daugter has had no testing done yet. This is all pretty recent in my family. I have made an appointment to have an antibody test for her, but didn't feel it was needed to have a genetic test being as I have already tested pos. on that end. I dont really feel that my family doctor knows enough about celiac disease to give me specific/accurate info...thanks for the info.
  8. Does this also mean that because I carry both genetic markers, DQ2/DQ8 that both of my children will have at least one of the markers? Either DQ2 or DQ8 plus another marker from their father?
  9. Ok.. do I have this right? I have tested positive for DQ2 and DQ8, but have had a negative antibody test. So, this means that I am not currently reacting to gluten, but COULD develop celiac at any time in my life? Also, do I understand that I got DQ2 from one parent and DQ8 from my other parent ? If this is so, then am I correct in saying that both of my parents are "at risk" as well?
  10. Help Me Understand

    Help me understand this... My son was recently diagnosed with celiac. Prior to his diagnosis, I had never even heard of it before. I have been trying to track down the genetic origin in my family and have thus had genetic testing done. I have been tested positive for DQ2 and DQ8, but have had a negative antibody test result. If I understand this correctly, this means that I am not currently reacting to gluten, but could develop celiac at any point in my life. Also, does this mean that BOTH of my parents are at risk? One parent gave me the DQ2 while the other gave me the DQ8 therefore putting them both at a higher chance of developing celiac???? Do I understand this correctly?
  11. My 6 year old son was recently diagnosed with celiac. We are having a difficult time finding bread that tastes good and does not fall apart like old playdough or styrofoam! HELP!
  12. According to the website: All products except for the meatballs with sauce are gluten free.