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Hi,

My 17yo son has a dr. appt. tomorrow and I want him tested for celiac. What blood tests should be ordered? I want to make sure they don't miss any.

Thanks!

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Hi,

My 17yo son has a dr. appt. tomorrow and I want him tested for celiac. What blood tests should be ordered? I want to make sure they don't miss any.

Thanks!

I'd like to know as well. I have taken my daughter off of gluten for almost 2 weeks now, which I've been told will make it harder to test, but we've been running tests on everything else for 4 months and she just keeps getting worse. A friend who's daughter has it recognized the symptoms, and she's already feeling better. I do want to have her tested though just for medical documentation. I keep seeing things about IGG or IGA or something. What do we need to test for, and can an allergist do it or does the regular doctor?

thanks!

Donna

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Bare minimum=

1) Total Serum IgA

2) IgA-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)

3) IgA-Gliadin

4) IgG-Gliadin

Liver, thyroid and blood markers aren't a bad idea to check for either as these can be affected by a gluten problem and so a change in the results following a gluten-free treatment would be useful in a concrete diagnosis.

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Bare minimum=

1) Total Serum IgA

2) IgA-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG)

3) IgA-Gliadin

4) IgG-Gliadin

Liver, thyroid and blood markers aren't a bad idea to check for either as these can be affected by a gluten problem and so a change in the results following a gluten-free treatment would be useful in a concrete diagnosis.

Thank you so much & just in time too! His appt. is in 1/2 hour.

Jackie

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