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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 understand that but I have been researching a lot on what the best and most accurate test would be and so far the blood work and biopsy are not that accurate. I hear the genetic testing is way accurate and if you have as many symptoms as I do that have gone away with a gluten free diet and the test shows you have it in your genes then you have a way more significant chance of having Celiacs. I also thought if the genetic test shows it in the genes then I would be a lot closer to getting diagnosed without trying to kill myself for six months eating gluten and getting a biopsy that will more then likely not be accurate. again if anyone knows of a place to get genetic testing in the Portland area or online that would be fantastic thanks so much for all the great info.
  2. Hi everyone I just recently went gluten free and it has changed my life I am convinced I have celiacs diseases because I have 20 plus symptoms that have all gone away since being gluten free. My blood test came back negative and my doctor said it may have been because I couldn't eat enough gluten. Then she suggested doing the biopsy of the small intestine but said I would have to eat extreme amounts of gluten for six weeks!! There is just no way I would be so sick.i have heard about the genetic testing and I think that is the best and most accurate way I just dont know where to get it. I'm in the Portland Oregon area and didn't know if someone could direct me to the right place. I mainly want to know because of the tax deductible they now have for people with celiacs disease. Thanks so much do reading