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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. Is it possible to get a negative DGP but a positive endoscopy for celiac disease? I've heard DGP is more sensitive for celiac than the other blood tests and it's spot-on with specificity. Just wondered if people can be missed with the DGP like they can with the tTG and EMA?
  2. Thanks for clarifying. I meant it in that it may help convince the doctor(s) to make a diagnosis.
  3. Have you tried emailing Enterolab www.enterolab.com and doing their tests? I recently ordered Panel E http://www.enterolab.com/StaticPages/TestInfo.aspx#PanelE to be sent to New Zealand. They do process international orders but you'd have to locate a courier service that could return the stool samples back within 72 hours. The courier costs can get very expensive.
  4. Was the DGP blood test done? This is pretty specific and sensitive. Perhaps you need to find out if you have a celiac gene?? You can do this after being gluten-free.
  5. Hi, I saw that you visited my profile and thought I'd return the favor.

    I hope that you are making progress with your health.


  6. Has anyone here tried Venus Fly Trap and Dr Wise's Cat's Claw? Lyme disease is apparently ridiculously common and can manifest itself as MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. May be present in up to 1 in 15 people. Jason just uploaded a factual video on this (I think it was recently) which I thought you'd like to see:
  7. I was hoping to find a test where they list the two alleles that you DO possess (even if they aren't celiac alleles) (e.g. HLA-DQs2,4,5,6,7,8,9) Dr Peter Osborne said there are only two labs in the whole country that evaluate WHAT HLA-DQ genes you have rather than whether you possess the celiac gene. Let's just assume I'm willing to pay anything for now. Would you happen to know of one that not only tests for the presence of HLA-DQ2/DQ8 but rather all of them? Thanks in advance.
  8. Is the endoscopy even necessary if the DGP blood test is performed? I thought it was more specific for celiac disease than the endoscopy (i.e. positive biopsies can mean something else, can't they?). Didn't I hear somewhere that it may end up replacing the biopsy?
  9. Lyme disease is apparently ridiculously common and can manifest itself as MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. May be present in up to 1 in 15 people. Jason just uploaded a factual video on this (I think it was recently) which I thought you'd like to see: I think Dr Wise made a special formula for Lyme called Cat's Claw.
  10. I believe the labs you mentioned only check for celiac genes. I wondered if there were any that actually assessed which of the HLA-DQ genes you have rather than whether you have HLA-DQ2/DQ8. Enterolab is one but the only do the beta subunit. I need to find one that also does the alpha subunit.
  11. Hi, I wanted to be genetically tested for which HLA-DQ alleles that I possess. Most labs only tell you whether you have the celiac alleles. Enterolab tells us what HLA-DQB1 are present but not the A1 subunits. Is there any lab that does a full analysis of both the HLA-DQA1 and B1 subunits?
  12. I'm sorry I wasn't trying to get everyone worked up. I asked my MD what his thoughts were and he said sure, but be absolutely sure that I watch my symptoms closely and if I'm having none then I should redo the celiac panel periodically. Of course, he figured the chances of something working were slim. I just wasn't sure if you'd have any additional ones like Cyrex Labs with Arrays that should be performed.
  13. I wouldn't try and make myself do anything. It's probably best to just let it run its course. I tried a salt-water flush after I ate a cupcake a few weeks ago and that seemed to alleviate most of the symptoms. Typically I had loose stools for about 12 hours after drinking the salty water.
  14. I've ordered Gluten Relief! After hearing from 2 others who tried and said they did really well with it I couldn't resist. I took the first 6 today. I also got another thyroid product with it for Vitamin B12 absorption, so I'll let you know of my results. If I were to run tests afterward which would you recommend?
  15. Some people say gluten is quite unnatural and may well be worse than tobacco and alcohol in terms of the illnesses it causes. Rodney Ford once told me this. Would you agree with this? Seems a bit disturbing that it's so widely used then, doesn't it?? What about the wheat that was around 100-200 years ago? Was it any different?