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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. 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!