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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. Has anyone using EnteroLab's testing service actually been diagnosed as NOT having a gluten sensitivity? My wife is considering the test, but thus far, everything we read, seems to indicate that people are reporting positive or borderline results. I'd like to hear from someone having abdominal pains or celiac-like symptoms who has results falling in the normal (non-positive) ranges -- has anyone come across such results from EnteroLab? $349 is a lot to spend on a test if we have a sure chance of it coming back positive/borderline. :-(
  2. I've been a lurker for the past couple weeks, but now that we have test results, here's the question: Does anyone know what it could mean if the anti-tissue transglutaminase autobody test (tTG) is below normal? (Reference range is 4 to 6, her result is 2.0). My 26Y wife has been having severe abdominal pain for over a year, but it has been increasing with severe intensity. A biopsy has confirmed inflammation -- but the villi (where the biopsy was taken, at least) are intact. A barium swallow has indicated nothing out of the ordinary. I'm guessing that if the autoantibody test is below normal, perhaps she doesn't produce IgA, and therefore it shows a below-normal range? Does this sound right? She doesn't see the doctor until January. Would a gluten-free diet be suggested? Any ideas or experiences would be greatly appreciated.