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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

Diagnosis Positive

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Well I promised I would post regarding my expedition to Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. I have very little positive to say about the office staff so I will keep my mouth shut, but Dr. Pietzak was wonderful once we were able to actually get in front of her. She was a wealth of information, took the time to listen to my daughter's very extensive medical history, all the while my two year old was playing devil child and bouncing off the walls(not the child with celiac disease, she was very well behaved, sat quietly and wolfed down a bag of gluten free pretzels). Anyway, given my daughter's off the charts positives on all the blood tests and her amazing reaction to being on a gluten free diet for over a month Dr. Pietzak felt comfortable officially diagnosing her with celiac disease. We need to get one more blood test to test nutrition levels but we are forgoing the biopsy. So, for anyone in the LA area that is looking for a specialist, I highly recommend Dr. Pietzak, but you need to be pretty tough and persistent to get an appointment in a timely manner. I look forward to learning as much as possible, this forum has been a wealth of information already.

Take care,

deb, mom to a newly diagnosed 7 year old.


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