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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 was eating the gluten-free oats for about a year before test. Nothing else though. No biopsy.
  2. I am almost certain I have gluten intolerance. I used to eat oats that had gluten in it and my stomach would bloat. I switched to gluten free oats of the same brand and I don't get nearly the bloating.
  3. I am 42 years old. A few years ago I began having bloating when eating and constipation. The past few years I have had endoscopies for other stomach issues but I did not have a Celiac test. I do not believe that the physicians that performed the endoscopies looked for any type of Celiac damage in my stomach lining. The blood results appear negative, but I am not certain. Clicking on the picture will enlarge it.
  4. Excellent point about re-introducting for testing purposes. I imagine a regular diet would have enough gluten. Although, I might switch breads to a flour based.
  5. I just ordered a Celiac panel blood test. There are instructions on the webpage for the test that state the following. Everywhere I have read says that fasting before a Celiac blood test is not necessary. I think the instructions above are general for all blood tests. Someone mentioned in another thread that it is good to eat the "equivalent of four slices of bread a day for 12 weeks". Someone mentioned 2 slices. How much gluten is in 2 or 4 slices of bread? What exactly would be equivalent? I do eat pasta 2x a week. If I would to eat a lot of flour products a few days before the test, would a more accurate diagnosis be likely? Everyday I eat a bread called Ezeloe; 4:9. It is a sprouted grain bread. The website says the following about the gluten content. Since the gluten is metabolized, does that mean it would affect the blood test diagnosis whether I have Celiac? Should I eat regular bread instead? I can surmise the answers to these questions. I would appreciate any responses, but would like to know if the answers are surmises or based on fact.
  6. 4 slices? Wow. Right now I eat one slice of flourless bread every day. Not sure I could handle 4. If I eat a giant slice of cake the night before the blood test, could that give me a more accurate diagnosis?
  7. I asked this question before and was given an answer. However, since then, the lab I was going to use reduced the price and am not sure the panel includes the same tests. http://www.healthcheckusa.com/Celiac-Disease-Antibody-Profile-Comprehensive/63473/ Why do I even have to ask these questions? There should be a standard.
  8. Is it ok to eat a tortilla chip that is made without gluten but may or may have not been made in a gluten free facility? If it was made in a facility that made foods with gluten, could the chips be ok to eat?
  9. Is this assuming that I have been on a gluten free diet? To clarify, I have never in my life stopped eating gluten products. Doesn't pretty much everything contain gluten? Can I eat a regular diet?
  10. I have never eaten a gluten free diet except for a slice of bread in the morning that has gluten but is supposed to me tolerable for people sensitive to gluten. Are there any foods with gluten I can eat before my blood test in order to increase its accuracy? For how long before the blood test should I eat this gluten diet in order to increase the accuracy of the blood test?
  11. Thank you. I don't care about gluten sensitivity. Just Celiac.
  12. Candy

    According to this celiac website they are. This is as of 2011. It might have changed. http://www.celiaccen...y List 2011.pdf However, according to the manufacturer website they might might not be. http://www.farleysan...e.asp?brandid=5
  13. It is my understanding that a Celiac blood test requires some type of subjective analysis. I am wondering if I would receive a more accurate diagnosis if I had a blood test done at a hospital lab versus an independent lab such as LabCorp since the hospital lab technicians might be more proficient. How much subjective analysis is there with a Celiac blood test?