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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

Stool Test More Accurate?

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I am a 46 premenopausal woman who has rather severe osteoporosis (-3.1 on hips). I went to a metobolic bone specialist (endocrinologist) from NY Presbyterian University who highly suspected I had celiac disease and ran tests, including the Prometheus Serology test and all came back negative for celiac disease. (Although I had high levels of Vitamin D and Parathyroid levels... making her think I had a malabsorption issue)

My question is, over the past 4 years or so, I've been eating very small amounts of gluten type foods, as I was into eating in an Atkins type way to keep the pounds off... I have always felt "weighed down" by pasta, etc and just felt better eating salads, fish, etc. Although I have eaten small amounts of gluten foods such as a sandwhich here and there, breaded, fried foods from time to time, as well as probably many items that I wouldn't have thought (but now know, thanks to this website) to have gluten in them. Would eating small amounts here and there make my test accurate? Or would a person need to be eating at least 2 slices of bread, etc. on a daily basis to test accurately?

Would the stool test be more accurate when eating no or low levels of gluten?

My dr. wants me to eat gluten for a week or two and retake the test... I really don't want to play guinnea pig with my body and consume lots of gluten if it turns out it is unhealthy for me... just to take another test.

Thanks for any advice!



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