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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. Thanks for your feedback! You mean my daughter is the positive. My son is 0.6 You included some interesting facts, I appreciate that. February 6 is the GI appt, hopefully we will be scheduling the biopsy soon after.
  2. I have the info regarding the testing and results. Any feedback is appreciated. My daughter, age 6 1/2 tTG Ab, IgA = 22.4 (reference is 0-15) IgA Total = 89 (reference is 39-239) My son, age 11 tTG Ab, IgA = 0.6 (reference 0-15) IgA Total = 99 (reference 54-280) My husband (his results were more wordy) Transglutaminase IgA Autoantibodies = <3.0 (reference is <4.0) Reticulin Ab (IgA) = 'negative' Endomysial Ab (IgA) = 'negative' Gliadin Antibody (IgG) = <3 (reference is <11) Gliadin Antibody (IgA) = <3 (reference is <11) Not that I was hoping others in our family would have it, but I really thought one of us would be positive, especially husband. Does his test seem pretty thorough? It's funny how I'm seeking to trust other posters than call the doctors. Sometimes those that are in the trenches are more help. Thanks again! Z
  3. Great advice....I was already contemplating getting copies of the results before the GI appt. Will get them this week and re-post. -Z
  4. This is such an interesting website, and feel lucky to have found it. I never thought I'd be on a celiac journey, but looks like one has begun. My dd is 6 1/2 years old and I took her to the doctors in January for some behavioral issues. (side note: She was complaining of being hungry during school; which led to some behavior struggles at home. Truly I was just going to secure a note allowing an a.m. snack.) Anyhow the ped ordered a celiac test; which when she called me with the results said my daughter's number was 22. Anything over 15 was viewed as celiac. There were three different letter names screened; which I'm still trying to figure out and understand. My son's 'number' came back as .16 Husband and my doctor's ordered a 'celiac panel' for us; which I found out is a more thorough exam. Our 'number' came back as less than 3, so we are negative as well. Am I correct that the panel is more for adults and for young kids the 3 different letter names are enough? We meet with a pediatric GI february 6; which should result in a biopsy. Any comments or 'yup that sounds right' feedback would be appreciated. I'm feeling a bit frustrated with extended family's reluctance to get tested. for one it's because he has to pay up front at the doctors, for another it's because she feels guilty that it might have come from her.....I'm still working on the 'you can take a horse to the water, but can't make them drink theory' thanks again.