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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 suspect that I have celiac or NCGS. I ordered a Biocard, but since I live in America and it comes from Canada, it took weeks to get here. I had given up and went on the gluten free diet and was having good results. The test finally showed up and I decided to use it on my dad because I think he has a much worse case of it. He has eight stents in his heart, diabetes, arthritis, bruising, nosebleeds, gout, on and on and on. I did the test on him and we just sat and chatted waiting on a result. We were outside and didn't have a clock so I didn't time it down to the minute. I looked at it after a few minutes and didn't see anything. After about 10 or 15 minutes I looked and saw a very, very faint line. It is now about 4 hours later and I can still look at the test and see that very faint line. If it's positive, does the positive line tend to stay in the window for that long? I know i have a pregnancy test from 17 years ago that told me my son was on the way and it still shows positive. Just wondering if the fact that it stays there is any more confirmation that he's positive? The instructions say not to read it after 10 minutes, but if you're negative, why would a positive show up anytime after 10 minutes?