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So, what *are* the appropriate tests?

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My mother wants to get tested for celiac, but will only go to her GP.  He doesn't seem to be terribly knowledgeable about celiac, and I'm afraid he won't be familiar with the appropriate tests to order.  I'd like her to go in knowledgeable and forearmed with the correct information.  So...what *are* the appropriate tests for celiac?

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-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA and (tTG) IgG
-Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and (DGP) IgG
-EMA IgA 
-total serum IgA and IgG (control test)
-AGA IGA and AGA IgG - older and less reliable tests largely replace by the DGP tests
 
-endoscopic biopsy - make sure at least 6 samples are taken
 
VERY IMPORTANT:  Keep eating gluten daily until ALL testing is complete or the tests can be inaccurate.  
 
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Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

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You can disregard the AGA tests.  Some countries do not have the newer DGP tests.  Some insurance companies will prefer just the TTG test with the IGA deficiency control test.  It is used as a first screening and catches most celiacs.  Not me.  I tested positive on only the DGP IGA test.  I was lucky my doctor ordered the complete panel otherwise my diagnosis would have been missed.  If she tests negative on the TTG, you can push (fight) for the balance of the other tests if you think she does have celiac disease.  


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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