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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'm toying with the idea of purchasing one of the cheaper tests. Dr. Fine suggested the stool test for malabsorption or the Genetic test. I dont really care about the genetics, since Celiac runs in the family. I dont have anything except a postive IgA, mild anemia and stomach rumbling on occasion. I'm wondering if any of the less expensive tests would really tell me anything?

Would appreciate an opinion.

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I think there was one that would tell you if you had gluten intolerance. you'd probably have to read the descriptions to see which one. I chose the one that included all the tests as I'm starting from zero and really would appreciate knowing all that. Maybe someone here has a better answer. Hugs, Carol B (what is it you'd like to find out through testing?)

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Carol: Thanks. I have tested positive on the IgA only, nothing else. I have thyroid disease, diabetes and a Mom with Celiac. I'd like to see if there is a gluten problem starting. Dr.Fine said the elevated IgA showed sensitivity (but I know some people have low IgA so it gets confusing.)

I dont really have symptoms that are severe, so I just dont know!

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Well I can tell you this. Best to take care of it before you get so sick like I've been all these years. Did Dr. Fine tell you what a sensitivity was? I was under the impression that if you DIDN'T have it your blood test would be negative. Remember, I'm new to all t his so don't quote me on it. might be worth it to get the whole thing like I'm doing. That way, if everything came back negative you would know for sure. Just a thought. Hugs, Carol B

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He said elevated Ig A means a Sensitivity (which I understand can mean it either will develop into full blown disease, or it might not.) My doctor wants to go with a blood test every few years which is fine, but of course it wont show anything until the damage is done.

It sure gets confusing.

I dont have the money for the whole deal, but can afford maybe a test at a time.

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I've only been researching this for 2-3 weeks but one thing I've learned. You either have it or you don't. To me a sensitivity would mean full blown celiac disease and the damage will appear over time. I would either get the enterolabs test or stay on a gluten-free diet for 6 months to see how you do. My father had chrons. Now I wonder if he also had celiac disease and didn't know it. Hugs, Carol B (he was 5'8 and weighed 80 lbs)

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Carol: Problem is, I dont really have any symptoms. Only the slight tummy rumblings. True enough, some people go gluten-free and just feel better but it sure requires a big commitment to go on it.

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Problem is, I dont really have any symptoms. Only the slight tummy rumblings. True enough, some people go gluten-free and just feel better but it sure requires a big commitment to go on it.

I agree. I had a lot of symptoms, but still didn't think I could stick with it, without at least one test confirming that I had a problem with gluten.

I am very glad I just went ahead and got the complete Stool and Gene Panel from Enterolab, especially since it included the milk sensitivity test (which I never would have ordered by itself) and I have a definite problem with dairy. I just never knew that it was dairy causing some of my symptoms! I know that $350 is a lot to pay upfront, but in the long run it is a bargain. And certainly cheaper that other lab tests.

Tasha, I hope you are able to get whatever test you need to find out what you need to know. I don't think I would have been able to stick to the diet if I didn't have symptoms, unless I had confirmation of the disease. It is always possible that you have symptoms you have never noticed before (but just thought they were normal) that may go away after you go gluten-free. Just a thought. It has happened to others...

God bless,

Mariann

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