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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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I guess the only positive test I still have is the Gliadin IgA. My doctor says it's not a big deal until the Ttg turns positive, but that it could be latent Celiac.

I'm still wondering if anyone has any advice on high IgA and what to do with the info. Mine was 74 normal is 25 or less.........

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Hi! I am in the process of trying to figure out my results also. My ttg was negative and my Iga was only 24, but I had some other numbers that were higher. My small intestine biopsy does show damaged villi. Today I spoke with a very knowledgable nurse at a gi office - she told me that if the ttg is positive, even with a normal Iga, Celiac should be investigated as a possibility. She did seem puzzled that my ttg was normal (or actually negative) and said that there is a genetic test that can be done I'm not sure how this is supposed to be written, but she said to ask for HLAeq2 and HLAdq8 tests. If they are both negative, then it is not Celiac. If one is positive and one is negative, you still have a 30% chance of not getting Celiac. I am going to post this info and see if anyone else is familiar with it and I'm going to request the test because I want to make sure I am following the right treatment. She said there are many other conditions that can damage your villi. Good luck with your results!

LISA

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Thanks Lisa. I'm still doing research on this. I wish I could afford my own tests but I just cant right now.

You were brave enough for the biopsy, I havent chosen to do one yet.

Do you have symptoms?

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