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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. My anti-endomysial antibody and transglutaminase blood tests were negative but I tested strong positive for gliadin antibodies. My Enterolab results are: Gluten Sensitivity Stool Test Fecal Antigliadin IgA 38 Units (Normal Range <10 Units) Stool Test for Autoimmune Reaction to Tissue Transglutaminase Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 33 Units (Normal Range <10 Units) Stool Test for Small Intestinal Malabsorption Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: 287 Units (Normal Range < 300 Units) I guess I'm curious what other peoples' results have been but if I am to trust the Enterolab results I should be on a gluten-free diet. My GI doc, however, doesn't want me to go gluten-free until they get the endoscopic biopsies but I have to wait until she gets back from vacation in three weeks. How have other people tested? TIA, Jason
  2. Thanks to everyone that responded. I called the Univ. Of Chicago celiac disease program and was referred to Dr. Rubin. They were scheduling for him for September so I asked for someone else and got in with Dr. Semran for 7/1 which is pretty good. Unfortunately, I had already started a gluten-free diet but they told me to continue to eat G until I see the doctor. I'm looking forward to seeing someone that knows this disease well. Thanks again, Jason
  3. Hi, I tested positive for Gliadin antibodies (IGA and IGG) but tested in the normal range for transglutaminase. My GP wants me to start on gluten-free diet and my GI doc agrees so I started yesterday. I'm going to continue but I want a second opinion from a doctor experienced in diagnosing and treating celiac disease. I have also tested positive for thryoid antibodies and TSH is sort of high although T4 is still normal. I was very interested to read about the possible connection between celiac disease and Hashimotos. Any advice or referrals would be much appreciated. Thanks, Jason