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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. Thank you all for your input. I appreciate it. I have read conflicting information and while I know no one can tell me exactly what is going on but I am trying to get somewhat of an understanding as the Gastroenterologist I saw did not explain anything to me about my results and in fact, I couldn't even get a call back from her to ask these questions. To say I am irritated is an understatement. I wanted to discuss the possibility of doing an endoscopy but I refuse to go back so hopefully things will go better with the next doc. Good luck to all of you and thanks again!
  2. I was recently tested for celiac with the tissue transglutaminase igA test (result was negative at 4.9. Reference range was <20=negative) and total igA (result was 381...just slightly higher than reference range of 69-380). I was also given a CBC with automated differentials that came back normal except for MCHC result was low at 32.2 with a range of 33-37. Prior to this testing I had been eating a gluten free diet for about 3-4 weeks that resulted in a reduction of my symptoms. I am aware that my results may not be accurate due to the lack of gluten. I would be happy to listen to anyone's thoughts about my results. I have an appt with a new GI doc in a few weeks because the other left me hanging and communication was severely lacking. I am debating asking for another test when I go as I started eating gluten again a few days ago. Also does anyone know what a high igA test result indicates? Thanks!