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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. Did you ever get any clarification why your ttg igg was high?  my daughter has the same thing.

  2. Thank you both for your input! It is so hard to wait for my GI appointment to get here, but I am going to take advantage of the wait and eat all of my favorite foods before I can't have them anymore!
  3. Hello, I received my celiac test results today, and my doctor wasn't very helpful in explaining any of it. I have an appointment with a GI in a couple weeks, but was hoping to get some insight before then. My doctor said I was positive for celiac, which kind of surprised me because I have not had an endoscopy. As background, my daughter has celiac disease, confirmed with an endoscopy. I eat mostly gluten free at home, but have been trying to eat gluten in the weeks leading up to my test. I am not sure if I ate enough gluten, though. Some days I would eat a slice of regular bread, or maybe a handful of pretzels, or some crackers with gluten. If I was at a restaurant, I would order a regular meal with gluten (such as a hamburger with a bun), but I don't go out often. Here are my test results: tTG IgA <1.2 (negative <4) tTG IgG 23.8 (Positive >9) The comment after this one said, "tTG antibody, especially the IgA, is sensitive and specific for untreated Celiac Disease. The IgG assay is used mainly to detect celiac patients who are IgA deficient. Verified my repeat analysis." However, looking at my IgA level below, it doesn't seem as though I am IgA deficient, right? Gliadin Ab, IgA (DGP) 3.7 (negative <20) Gliadin Ab, IgG (DGP) 2.2 (negative <20) IgA 166 (range 71-397) Is it odd that my IgG levels were positive on one test and negative on the other? Should I eat lots more gluten before my next appointment?