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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.

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I went to the dr today for my acid reflux and asked if my test results were back for the gluten intolerance. She checked and said they came back negative - she said my levels were at 350 or something and the standard for a positive result was 500. What in the devil does that mean? She is not familiar with celiac disease nor with my history because I see a differenct dr every time I go. Can anyone tell me what that means? I was under the impression that there should have been 3 different tests and I told her that, but she said there was only one number there.

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Gina

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You should ask for a copy of the test results. Then you can check to see what test they ran and what the actual numbers are. It doesn't sound like it was one of the antibody tests, unless she was horribly in error and it really was in the 300's which would be a very high positive. Until you know exactly which test it was then you can't really know what is going on.

God bless,

Mariann

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