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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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Are These Blood Tests Sufficient To Diagnose Celiac?
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I asked this question before and was given an answer.  However, since then, the lab I was going to use reduced the price and am not sure the panel includes the same tests. 

 

 

 

 

Endomysial antibodies IgA
Celiac Disease Complete Panel
Tissue transglutaminase, IgG
Tissue transglutaminase, IgA
Deamidated gliadin IgA!
Deamidated gliadin IgG!
Serum IgA quantitation!

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.healthcheckusa.com/Celiac-Disease-Antibody-Profile-Comprehensive/63473/

 

 

Why do I even have to ask these questions?  There should be a standard.

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Looks good to me.  I don't know what a "Celiac Disease Complete Panel" is, but the others are the most recent, most specific, and when you combine them, the most sensitive celiac blood tests out there. Unless you are one of the small minority who serologically test negative (to me it appears to be somewhere between 5-15% of all celiacs), those tests should be accurate for you.

 

Good luck. I hope your last days of eating gluten before you test are tasty and not too uncomfortable.  ;)

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That is the best Celiac panel I've ever seen.  

I wished mine was as complete.

And on sale too!

 

Eat 4 slices of bread for at least 12 weeks.  

(source: http://www.celiac.ca/index.php/frequently-asked-questions/)

 

 

 

 

4 slices?  Wow.  Right now I eat one slice of flourless bread every day.  Not sure I could handle 4.

 

If I eat a giant slice of cake the night before the blood test, could that give me a more accurate diagnosis?

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4 slices?  Wow.  Right now I eat one slice of flourless bread every day.  Not sure I could handle 4.

 

If I eat a giant slice of cake the night before the blood test, could that give me a more accurate diagnosis?

The most common suggestion is that 2 slices of bread (or the equivalent in other forms) a day is enough. Flourless bread might not work at all, since the flour is the gluten source.

 

Antibodies build up over time, hence the 12 weeks. A big load the night before won't make much difference.

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