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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. Enterolab

    Hi- Thank you for the replies to my previous post about whether to test my 11 month old daughter. She is going in to see her pediatrician next Thursday. I have a couple questions about it. First, am I correct to think that a biopsy (which I will NOT approve at this stage) would be worthless b/c at this age there is likely no damage to the intestine yet? Also, blood tests (IgG and IgA) *might* be accurate, but might not? Should I bother having them done? Sounds as though Enderolab is the most accurate for a little one. So, it says on the website that some insurance companies will pay for it. Has anyone had luck with this? I am not sure where to start. If her pediatrician says okay to enderolab and "prescribes" the test then I might have a bit of luck. Did you start with your doctor, the insurance company or say to heck with it and pay out of pocket? Any suggestions on getting this covered would be appreciated. Thank you for your time and knowledge, Jillian
  2. Hello- It looks like there is a lot of knowledgeable people here and I could use some guidance. I just have a nagging feeling that something is not quite right with my daughter. My son (age 2) has food allergies, so I had my daughter (11 months) tested earlier this month. She tested negative to everything in the scratch panel, but is dairy and soy intolerant (versus allergic). She is on Alimentum baby formula for protein sensitivity. She was 25%ile for weight at birth, at 3, 6, and 9 months. I plotted her weight after a doctor's appointment yesterday for other illness, and she is barely 3%ile. She has alomost fallen off the chart in the last two and a half months. She is really lousy at feeding herself, but does a great job with graham crackers, cheerios and other assorted crackers- all gluten. She began getting most of this about age 9 months or so. She is not colicky and is pleasant quite often, but she seems to squawk an awful lot and her diapers are the WORST smelling things in the world. Her stomach almost never feels supple, like most babies. She has eczema, although mildly. I understand that a significant number of celiacs cannot tolerate dairy, as well. I had already been thinking something might not be quite right before plotting her wright on the growth chart, and now that has me quite concerned. No other celiac in the family that I am aware of. -Would you have her tested? -Should I ask for the blood test (IgG and IgA?) or go for the stool sample sent to the lab mentioned her so often? -Can the blood test be done in a pediatrician's office? -Her protein sensitivity was diagnosed via microscopic blood in her stool at the ped's office. Would they be likely to be able to detect celiac there as well? -Do most insurance companies cover testing from the lab mentioned in other posts? Help. please! This is mostly mother's intuition, but I put a lot of stock in that. I don't want my doctor to think I am nuts for this, but I have a gut feeling (no pun intended, really!) that there is something more than a dairy and soy intolerance. Thank you for reading this novella. Any advice would be appreciated. Jillian & skinny baby Honora