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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. could i still have it despite the enterolab result? Tanya.
  2. yes i did have a blood test ,transgluta something which was possitive.
  3. Name: King, Tanya A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA: 5 Units Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA: 2 Units Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: Less than 300 Units Fecal Anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA: 2 Units HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1: 0301 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2: 0301 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 7,7) Interpretation of Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA (Normal Range is less than 10 Units): Intestinal antigliadin IgA antibody was below the upper limit of normal, and hence there is no direct evidence of active gluten sensitivity from this test. However, because 1 in 500 people cannot make IgA at all, and rarely, and some people can still have clinically significant reactions to a food antigen despite the lack of a significant antibody reaction (because the reactions primarily involve T cells), if you have a syndrome or symptoms known to be associated with gluten sensitivity, a gluten-free diet may help you despite a negative test. If you have no syndrome or symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity, you can follow a gluten-containing healthy diet and retest in 3-5 years; or you may opt to go gluten-free as a purely preventive measure. Interpretation of Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA (Normal Range is less than 10 Units): The level of intestinal IgA antibodies to the human enzyme tissue transglutaminase was below the upper limit of normal, and hence, there is no evidence of a gluten-induced autoimmune reaction. Interpretation of Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score (Normal Range is less than 300 Units): Provided that dietary fat is being ingested, a fecal fat score less than 300 indicates there is no malabsorbed dietary fat in stool indicating that digestion and absorption of nutrients is currently normal. Interpretation of Fecal Anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA (Normal Range is less than 10 Units): Levels of fecal IgA antibody to a food antigen greater than or equal to 10 are indicative of an immune reaction, and hence immunologic "sensitivity" to that food. For any elevated fecal antibody level, it is recommended to remove that food from your diet. Values less than 10 indicate there currently is minimal or no reaction to that food and hence, no direct evidence of food sensitivity to that specific food. However, because 1 in 500 people cannot make IgA at all, and rarely, some people can still have clinically significant reactions to a food antigen despite the lack of a significant antibody reaction (because the reactions primarily involve T cells), if you have an immune syndrome or symptoms associated with food sensitivity, it is recommended that you try a strict removal of suspect foods from your diet for up to 12 months despite a negative test. Interpretation Of HLA-DQ Testing: Although you do not possess the main HLA-DQB1 genes predisposing to celiac sprue (HLA-DQB1*0201 or HLA-DQB1*0302), HLA gene analysis reveals that you have two copies of a gene that predisposes to gluten sensitivity (any DQ1, DQ2 not by HLA-DQB1*0201, or DQ3 not by HLA-DQB1*0302). Having two copies of a gluten sensitive gene means that each of your parents and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of the gene. Two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity may be more severe. For more information about result interpretation, please see http://www.enterolab.com/StaticPages/Faq_Result_Interpretation.htm Stool Analysis performed by: Frederick Ogunji, Ph.D., EnteroLab Molecular Gene Analysis performed by: American Red Cross Interpretation of all results by: Kenneth D. Fine, M.D., EnteroLab Thank You For Allowing EnteroLab to Help You Attain Optimum Intestinal And Overall Health.
  4. hi all, does anyone have any success with losing weight on slimming world whilst still being gluten free? im finding it all a bit overwhelming. Tanya.x
  5. can sonmeone help me? i feel toatally lost. ive got low thyrod on 175mg thyroxine,bad adrenals,low dhea ,high rt3,massively ove weight,positive celiac bloods neg biopsy and crash regularry. i dont know what to change first or whats causing what ,im terrified and my head feels so wooly i cant concentate on a plan,i dodnt have a dr helping me and struggle every day. Tanya.x
  6. can someone tell me how i go about abtaining goods on perscriptiom,my dr said its down to the endo and the endo said yesterday its down to the dr.how do i know what my allowance is and what i can ask for? thank-you. Tanya.x
  8. should the bloods have been a full panel? they only tested t.transglutaminase antibody..which was positive. Tanya.x
  9. does every one with celiacs disease loose weight?ive gained loads over the last 2 years . Tanya.
  10. hi all, ive been ill for what i thought was M.E FOR 18 YEARS,FAST FORWAD to 3 years ago having graves disease and a total thyroidectomy never right since.drs did celiacs blood test which was positive ,had endoscopy which was negative,what shall i do now?i .im i n the uk and thinking of having the gene test done.is there other things that give a positive blood result? Tanya.x