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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. Hi GottaSki, Thanks for the feedback. Getting really nervous about my appointment tomorrow but confident that all of this information and support will help! Thanks!
  2. Hi nvsmom, I am hopeful that the doctor will agree to the additional test and if not, I agree with you...I will find one that will. I am guessing that I should wait until I go to the doctor before trying the gluten-free diet. Thanks for your help!
  3. Thank you so much....I am going back to the doctor on Friday and am thrilled to have all of this information!!! Not to bash any other site but I tried contacting another site's local support group only to be told the contact no longer was with the group and to contact the national support group. The national support group told me to go to a doctor....extremely helpful. So once again, I am so glad I found this site and greatly apprecite your help! Thanks again.
  4. Thanks! I will ask for the additional test; however, I am concerned that the doctor may not agree to additional testing since these were negative. So am I correct in thinking that my low immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum result could give me a false negative result?
  5. Hi, I am so happy to have found this site!!! I am trying to get a better understanding of exactly what my blood test does or doesn't reveal and am hoping some of you can help educate me. I have tried researching the results myself but the information that I am getting from my doctor and the information that I am getting from my research are not the same. My blood work test resluts show the following: Celiac Disease Panel Endomysial Antibody IgA: Negative, range - Negative t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA: <2, range - Negative 0-3, Weak Positive 4-10, Positive >10 Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum: 73, range - 91-414 t-Transglutaminase (tTG) IgG (auto-generated/reflex): <2, range - Negative 0-5, Weak Positive 6-9, Positive >9 Vitamin D, 25 - Hydroxy: 24.1, range - 30.0-100.0 According to my doctor, I do not have Celiac Disease. However, I have read on several different sites that having a low immunoglobulin A level can be an indicator of the disease and cause a false Negative result. I have also read that a low vitamin D level can also be an indicator of the disease. I would greatly appreciate any information. Thanks!