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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

Possitive Blood Test, Negative Biopsy, On To Genetic Testing.
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I had a positive blood test for celiac, then a negative biopsy. They are now doing genetic testing for celiac. I'm not sure what to think about it because all this testing came from a really bad case of arthritis at age 29, but it all started from taking a medicine that pretty much super charges your immune system. Anyone have any ideas on this?

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If you had positive blood tests you are celiac. There can be many reasons for a negative biopsy. Damage can be patchy and get missed. The genetic testing is not fool proof as even though the vast majority of celiacs have either DQ2 or DQ8 there are diagnosed celiacs that do not carry either of those genes. 

Since you have had your blood work and biopsy go ahead and start the diet. 

Welcome to the board and be sure to read the Newbie 101 thread at the top of the Coping section. Ask any questions you need to and keep in mind it can take a while for symptoms to resolve. 

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