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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 just got my Enterlab results this past week and have started a gluton free diet. I am wondering if I should wait, continue to eat gluton and go for a biopsy? Is there any benefit outside of peace of mind to a biopsy? (Insurance etc..) Is the procedue dangerous in any way? Should I just consider my results below from EnteroLab as final and just continue my gluten-free diet without ever doing a biopsy? Any advice would be great:) A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 14 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units) Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 11 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units) Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score Less than 300 Units (Normal Range is less than 300 Units) Fecal Anti-casein (cow
  2. I went on a Gluton free diet yesterday. My bloating has subsided and I feel lighter in my stomach area (if that makes sense). My legs are still wildly restless but fell a little better. Is this all in my head or could I actually start to feel better in day 2?
  3. Thanks, I appreciate the candor. How certain can I be that my results are correct based on the enterolab results? Also would any suggest doing a biospsy so the answer is more clear? I have never had a health issue so this is all new to me and somewhat scary.
  4. So your saying I am not yet Celiac based on these results?.. What do my results indicate outside of what the report says? Do I need to be 100% strict or can I be flexible as my results don't indicate a severe case?
  5. I had a blood test come back that was described by my doctor as "Borderline Celiac" .. He had me come back for more blood test and then said everything was fine. Strangely enough I have been having some symptoms that could be Gluton related which was why I took a blood test in the first place (Numbness in legs, foggy brain, stomach issues). I had an EntroLab test done and my results are as follows: Fecal Anti-Gliadin IGA: 14 Units (Normal is less than 10) Fecal Transglutaminase IGA: 11 Units (Normal is less than 10) Fecal Anti-casein IGA: 11 Units (Normal range is lees than 10) HLA-DQB 1 Molecular Allele 1 0202 HLA-DQB 1 Molecular Alele 2 0609 Seroligcal equivalent HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,6) I read the interpretations by Enterolab but am not sure what this means and what to do now. It indicates I am Gluton Sensitive but does that mean I just sensitive and not Celiac?. Confused and need help:).. Thanks