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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. Can anyone recommend a good pediatric GI in Albuquerque or Santa Fe?
  2. Hi, I'm new here, so thanks in advance for your help. My husband has celiac (manifests as dermatitis herpetiformis) and our son, who DOES eat gluten, is almost 18 months old. Unfortunately, he has been at the same weight for the last six months. As an infant he was in the 80th percentile in height at 75th in weight, but those numbers have been steadily decreasing, and based on the home weigh-in we conducted I'm sure that at his next checkup he's probably going to be below the 10th percentile in weight. However, other than his failure to gain weight, he is asymptomatic--he has no diarrhea or constipation, and he is a very active, social and happy child with a good appetite. We are determined to have our son tested for celiac as soon as possible. I have been informing myself about the antibody and genetic tests, but the amount of information is a little overwhelming, and at the same time unhelpful! My questions boil down to these: (1) Can/Should we get these tests done through our pediatrician, who seems well-intentioned by not particularly informed about celiac, or do we need to take him to a pediatric gastroenterologist for these tests? (2) How accurate are the antibody tests on an 18-month old? (3) I have read that not all laboratories are created equal in terms of celiac testing. How do we make sure that our son's sample is sent to a lab that is most thorough? Thanks in advance for your insights, folks!