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Where should I get tested for celiac disease?

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Can you tell me where I can find a reasonable place to get test for celiac disease? I am on a fixed income and I don’t have very much money to do the testing.   I have tested positive for gluten sensitivity. So now I want to have celiac testing done. Also is it true that if a person has celiac disease that they can get cancer more easily then someone who does not have celiac disease? Can you please email me back with the answers?   Thank you

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Your regular primary care doctor can order the celiac blood tests. That's where you start.

Who & where were you tested for gluten sensitivity? Because there is no test for that. Whoever told you they tested you for gluten sensitivity was not being truthful to you & whatever money you paid them was a waste. 

A person with celiac disease who is not following a gluten free diet has an increased risk of cancer but you needn't worry if you have celiac & are eating gluten free. 

This is the only way we can respond to you. We don't have your email address. This is an open forum & your email is not displayed which is for your own protection. 

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In case you have no medical insurance, you can try to find a walk-in lab if it is allowed in your state.  But...your PCP (GP, Internist) can usually order the screening tests for celiac disease.  

https://www.walkinlab.com/lab-locator

Whatever you do, do NOT order the gene test in my opinion.  It does not help diagnose celiac disease, just to exclude it.  That is because about 35% of the population has the genes.  That is a lot of people!  Only a few actually have celiac disease.  

IMPORTANT!  Did you already go gluten free?  Because ALL celiac disease testing requires you to be on a gluten diet.  For all the blood tests, that is around 8 to 12 weeks!  

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