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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. I called ahead last week to ask for the celiac panel from my doctor. The medical assistant said, "okay," on the phone and I made certain to list the five tests I wanted. She sounded as if she wrote them down but strangely didn't ask me how to spell them. I should have known at that point. How many people who are unfamiliar with these tests know how to spell them. So, I went today and there were only two tests ordered, the EMA and the ttG. Needless to say I didn't get my labs drawn today because of course the doctor was busy with patients and could not be asked about the additional labs. My baby was fussing and it was so frustrating. Medical offices seem to have little regard for other people's time. Perhaps if I charged per visit they would pay more attention.
  2. Did you have to specifically request Quest or was that the lab your doctor already used? I'm probably putting too much thought in to this. Sal
  3. I have read on several Celiac disease websites that a "reliable" laboratory such as Prometheus, Mayo or Quest should be used for celiac panels. How much of this do you think is really the need for a specific laboratory versus an advertising plug from one corporation to another? I want the best. And I want other's opinions. Sal
  4. Hi all, I'm fairly new to all of this but am learning quickly. I tested my little girl with Enterolab because I wanted to know what I was dealing with before I bothered with a doctor. With Enterolab her fecal fat was 890 and is called "quantitative" even though it isn't the usual 72hr quantitative test. With the regular "qualitative" test it was negative and they don't do a quant unless the qual is negative. Any thoughts or opinions on the discrepancy? Sal
  5. Ginny, Reading through the post it seems your question did not get answered. The only thing I see missing is a Total IgA. This is also called a quantitative IgA. If you are IgA deficient then the other IgA dependent tests such as ttG and EMA would not be accurate. Salomeh