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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. Yeah, this particular medical system has a long history of old methodology in testing and treatment even though it's a teaching hospital. Go figure. I don't have the pathology report but that's what I am going to do tomorrow. I will post it as soon as I have it. My suspicion is that they only took one biopsy. Thanks again!
  2. Thank you so much for your response and help! Those two tests are so confusing. The 'standard range' part is confusing, does that mean that normal is above 20 or that to be positve it has to be above 20. Very ambiguous to me. Usually a test will have either a 'reference range' or 'standard range'. This particular University has old testing procedures for some reason. I just checked and he didn't run the DGP or EMA. I will ask when I see him next month. I wish the biopsy was more specific too, don't understand why something positive isn't enough for a diagnosis. Can't tell you how often I have tested positive for something but then told only to be told it wasn't significant enough. I just hate waiting.
  3. Hi everyone, I've been reading and following this forum for a while now and would really appreciate help with my current predicament. I had an upper and lower endoscopy a year ago for Gastroparesis. I recently found out that the biopsy of small intestine showed inflammation and positive sign for possible Celiac. I have no idea what that means, if it's just inflammation or the villi. I have had all the symptoms of celiac disease for about 15 years but the last year and a half have become severe. I have lost 147 pounds in 18 months which they think is from Gastroparesis although that testing was inconclusive. I can only eat a few foods right now and have absolutely no appetite. I am also anemic and have low B12. Inflammatory markers in serum are positive and also have a positive ANA with homogenous titer pattern. Was diagnosed with Primary Sjogrens last week and he also suspects Celiac and maybe Lupus. But my blood tests are confusing me. (haven't seen the doc again yet) Both my TTG IGg A and IGg Ab show my level at >10 with the 'standard range' listed as >20. Does this mean that my levels are low and that I don't have Celiac? My Beta globulins are also low. I sure hope I don't as bread and crackers are among the things I can still eat! My mother was told she was allergic to wheat when she was in her late 40's. I don't know if she actually had testing or if she and her doctor just figured that out using an elimination diet without testing. Don't know if she had celiac disease. What do my blood tests mean? Thanks, Lois