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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? - 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

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Hi All,

I would like my son to be tested by enterolab but his blood tests revealed he is IgA deficient. Will the tests done at enterolab show results or will this be a problem? I tried to email them but they don't make it easy.

Thanks I appreciate any help,

Lisa

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I suggest e-mailing Dr. Fine and asking him directly if this would affect the test results.

I don't recommend e-mailing the lab, they very rarely answer e-mails, but Dr. Fine usually gets back to you within a day or two. His e-mail can be found online, but you really have to look for it on his websites, so I'll tell you what it is:

Dr. Kenneth Fine kdxfine@yahoo.com

Have you tried the conventional testing yet? If you find a good doctor who is skilled at treating Celiac Disease, they should be able to handle the IgA deficiency when seeking a diagnosis. He would probably need an intestinal biopsy though.

I actually think the Enterolab tests are easier and better. My entire family tested either negative or inconclusive on almost all the conventional tests, and I opted out of the biopsy for my young children.

God bless,

Mariann

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Hi Mariann,

My son had a biopsy 7/26 and it was negative so I thought we should give this a try. I will email Dr. Fine right now and hope for the best.

Thanks so much for your help,

Lisa

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Hello. My daughter was IgA deficient, negative biopsy, Positive for gluten intolerance from Enterolab. Dramatic, life changing, amazing, wonderful results since going gluten free

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