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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. I have been having symptoms of a gluten intolerance/celiac disease for the past 6 months. I went gluten-free for a month, and felt significantly better. I went back on gluten, though, so that I could be tested for celiac and was eating it for about 2 months prior to my blood test. I just got my results: -TISSUE TRANSGLUT. IGA - <3 (<5 = NEGATIVE, 5-8 = EQUIVOCAL, >8 = POSITIVE) -IMMUNOGLOBULIN A - 183 (STANDAND RANGE = 81-463) -GLIADIN ANTIBODY (IGA) - <3 (<5 = NEGATIVE, 5-8 = EQUIVOCAL, >8 = POSITIVE) I asked my doctor whether my IgG levels should be tested, but she said that they don't include IgG levels in their celiac panel, and that because I have normal IgA, a positive IgG would not make them suspicious. I just want to make sure that all of my bases have been covered--should I push for my IgG levels to be tested, or with these results, is celiac disease unlikely? Thanks!