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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'm having a hard time deciphering the test results, but it looks like it might be: Total IgA: 40. (Range 21-150) Deamidated Ab, IgA: <10 (range <20) Deamidated Ab, IgG: 38.8 (range <20) Emdomysial ABTiter: 1:40 His AST level was also high, at 49 (with a range of 15-35). Thanks!
  2. My 2-year-old son was recently tested (after failure to thrive, speech delays, and other symptoms) and his bloodwork came back with "positive antibodies." His pedi referred us to a Celiac Center at our children's hospital, but told us that my son has not been officially diagnosed. I am holding out a little hope that he may not have it, but after some Internet research, it's looking like he almost certainly does have Celiac. His bloodwork is as follows: IgA: 40 (negative) IgG: 38.8 (positive) EMA Titer: 1:40 (positive) From what I have read, a positive EMA titer (no matter how low the number) is almost certainly celiac. Is this true? My son can't get an appointment with the GI specialist until next week, and I am trying to prepare myself as best I can. I am ready to tackle this challenge if I need to, but if there is a possibility of him not actually having it, I would rather wait to order books, start buying gluten-free, telling friends & family, etc. Any advice on the bloodwork is greatly appreciated! And thank you so much for everything I have learned already from this forum!!