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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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


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  1. Dixiebell, Thanks for the reply. Yes my blood tests have been positive. Also the DNA testing was positive on two genes. Had a biopsy several years ago and it was negative but it sounds like false negatives are not uncommon.
  2. Endoscopy...

    I've had 4 endos over the years and I actually remember the last 2. It was still easy. with the med they put you on you really don't care what happens at the time. Don't worry its not as bad as it sounds.
  3. I've been gluten free for a couple of years. tested positive on blood test and gene testing. I periodically will have sudden diarrhea. I've typically assumed it was due to cross contamination because it seems to but usually after eating in a restaurant. Two nights ago I intentionally ate quite a bit of gluten at a restaurant. I had not done that in the two years I've been gluten free. Afterwards I had no diarrhea or other side effects. Has anyone else had a similiar experience? Why symptoms when possible trace amounts of gluten but no symptoms on a night I went overboard. Thanks If anybody has some input.
  4. This site has been a welath of information with so many peolple willing to help. I'm relatively new to the site and I finally tested with Enterolab. I would sure appreciate any help in interpreting the results, especially the DNA testing. Here are my lab results: A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value Fecal Antigliadin IgA 14 (Normal Range <10 Units) Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 7 Units (Normal Range <10 Units) Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 641 Units (Normal Range <300 Units) Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 7 Units (Normal Range <10 Units) HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0302 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0202 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,2 (Subtype 8,2) Thank's in advance for any help.
  5. Testing

    Thanks for the help. It does tend to get a little confusing because they are few certainties in the testing.
  6. Testing

    Thanks for all of the help. I have one more question. I went back to the results for the blood test that I had done a couple of years ago. The IGA was less than 20 and it stated that the normal range was "less than 20". The IGG however was 36, and again normal range is less than 20. I'm not sure what the IGA and IGG represent. Also, what is the significance of one being under 20 and the other at 36? Thanks for any help.
  7. I have been taking digestive enzymes that are formulated to help digest gluten. I also plan to use Enterolab for testing in the next day or two. Does anyone know if the enzymes will affect the test results? Will the tests possibly show a false negative because the enzymes are aiding in gluten digestion? Has anyone here found digestive enzymes to help with gluten intolerance or even celiac. Thanks for any help.
  8. Testing

    I don't understand. I thought since they do biopsys, they could Dx.
  9. Testing

    Thanks. I appreciate all of the help.
  10. I'm new to the forum and have questions in regard to a gluten free diet. It's very intimidating. Is it possible for some people (and hopefully me) to derive benifit from going low gluten? By that I mean avoiding obvious sources of gluten but consuming spices, using shampoos with gluten etc. I realize many people need to be extremely stict but are celiacs differnt in regard to sensitivity?
  11. Testing

    Thanks. I had the boold panel and biopsy done a few years ago at Mayo. The boold work was positive but the biopsy was negative. They told me that since the biopsy was negative that I did not have celiac and that I would not in the future because the biopsy would have indicated positive if I were prone to have it. Somehow that doesn't seem right to me. I still have all of the symptoms that I had then. I have recently read on the web that people can develop celiac at any time in their life...even in later years. Do you know this to be true?
  12. I'm new to the forum and have a couple of questions. Has anyone had experience with Enterolab for testing? Is it a reputable lab? If the resluts come back indicating celiac, then is a biopsy necessary? Thanks for any help.